Amazon.co.uk Widgets

Category: <span>Humans</span>

Common Creationist Misconceptions – Humans, Science and Faith

In today’s society of theists you tend to find you have those who are rather liberal in their attitude to their holy book.

They take it as a metaphor, understand it is dated, written by humans, imperfect, and lean on the good examples it provides.

The other is the fundamentalists, the literalist, the inerrantist. These folks think the Bible, Qur’an or particular holy book is the written word of their deity.

As such, believe it is PERFECT. Without error, 100% factual. No metaphor. The world and humans were created as described in Genesis (or equivalent book) and therefore all evidence of evolution is thrown out.

You do get some theists that are in between these two extreme groups, but thanks to our tribal nature you tend to find people end up going to the proverbial left or right.

This literalist attitude leads to massive misconceptions about humans, science, and even faith.

As with previous CCM Gallaries by Lord Cropes this one tries to answer some of those questions and statements you often get


Common Creationist Misconceptions – Darwin

Darwin, born in Shrewsbury, England, on February 12, 1809. In 1831, he embarked on a five-year survey voyage around the world on the HMS Beagle. His studies of specimens around the globe led him to formulate his theory of evolution and his views on the process of natural selection. What did Darwin Do? Darwin put forward…


Common Creationist Misconceptions – Apes and Monkeys

Apes, monkeys, primates. Our distant family. Our ancestors. Human DNA proves our common ancestry with modern apes and monkeys, yet creationists refuse to admit the link. Below are some memes created by Lord Cropes to answer their common questions and misconceptions. He’s definitely worth of follow on twitter if you are not already following him too.

These memes are completely free to use. You can either link to them on our site or download them for use in your own repertoire.

Apes, Monkeys, and Humans Today!

  • Humans, apes, chimps and gorillas you see in the world today are all modern species of primate that followed different evolutionary paths.
  • We share a common ancestor with the aforementioned primates (now extinct). The great apes evolved from apes which evolved from earlier apes which are thought to have evolved from monkeys in the Miocene epoch.
    Did we evolve from the monkeys we see today? No.
    Did we evolve directly from monkeys? No, through a series of earlier species in the homo genus, up through a series of apes which evolved from a species classed as a monkey.
    We have a common primate ancestor with the monkeys you see today.
  • Monkeys and apes took separate paths millions of years ago and continued to evolve separately.
  • We essentially ARE monkeys, whilst we are in the great ape family was are part of the infraorder simiiformes.
    The simians are the monkeys, cladistically including the apes: the New World monkeys or platyrrhines, and the catarrhine clade consisting of the Old World monkeys and apes.
  • Entire species do not evolve into new species; new species tend to evolve as isolated offshoots of existing (parent) species.
  • In some cases, newly evolved species can end up out-competing their parent (or sibling) species, driving them to extinction, but by no means in all cases.
  • Some people take offence to being thought of as monkeys, but where is the logic in that?

For more info read: Why do Christians and Muslims Reject Evolution?

Also check out:

Conflated and Misunderstood Terms Volume 1: Evolution

And: The Evolution of Evolution

Hope you have enjoyed the memes, there will be many more as we have the full Cropes archive at our disposal!