It struck me, why does Human-kind believe WE are the most intelligent creature on this planet? Is it purely due to our ability to create items and build things?
My understanding of the evolution of Human-beings is that we are the descendent's of lemur's, not the Great Ape's.
There is also quite a bit of research which also lends itself to this theory.
Lemur Logic May Provide Clues to Primate Intellect Evolution (national geographic)
Lemur Social Behavior and Primate Intelligence (science mag)
Surprising lemur intelligence (lemur duke edu)
* Why do lemurs live only in Madagascar? (animal discovery)
I realize there are two distinct camps surrounding the beginnings of Human-kind.
One which believes Human-kind is completely separate from all other life forms on this plants and was created exactly as we appear today.
Another segment of the population believing that ALL life on this planet went through & continues to go through an evolutionary progression.
To resolve the gap between both thought lines, I must ask why it is improbable that GOD would NOT have included Evolution in to his Grand Design?
I am of the camp which believes in Evolution. That being said, I also DO NOT believe the science which theorizes that Human-kind evolved from the Great Ape lineage of the evolutionary Tree. I believe as the First Link I provided above states, that Human-kind evolved from a specific species of Lemur which has disappeared from the ecosystem because Mankind has replaced it.
Since Christmas is fast approaching. I thought I would offer some subject matter for discussion around the Holiday Dinner Table or Fireplace.
Is it possible/probable that a Creator would incorporate evolution in to his grand design as stipulated in: Dawn races of early Man ?