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September 23, 2006 

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Q: Are humans just animals?

A: People who accept evolution are more inclined to believe that there’s not much difference between cats and children. After all, they believe we’re all just animals. Sadly, this has had an enormous influence on the way people view abortion.

If evolution is true—and if man is just an animal—then what is in a mother’s womb is just another animal.  If you are willing to get rid of spare cats, why not get rid of unwanted kids in the same way?

What’s so sad—and inconsistent—in our culture today is that people will spend a lot of time and money trying to find a home for a cat, or they’ll protest against animal research and demand animal rights, but many of these same people think nothing of having an abortion to get rid of an unwanted child!

Evolutionary indoctrination has led people to abandon the absolutes of God’s Word. Since our Western society has largely turned from the truths of Scripture, we have lost an absolute morality. Instead, all becomes relative, and society forgets that man is made in the image of God. The solution is returning to the absolute authority of the Word of God.

While all life is valuable (within the proper perspective of stewardship), a human is made in the image of God and worthy of even greater respect and protection. To read more on this topic, see Get Answers: Morality and Ethics.

Quote of the week

Still unanswered is the riddle of how these molecules came to reproduce. Chemist A. G. Cairns-Smith of the University of Glasgow thinks the answer may lie not in glittery fool’s gold but in ordinary clay.

"… a number take very seriously the idea that clay or mineral crystals could have served as molecular molds that incorporated life’s building 'blocks' and organized them in precise arrays."

– J. Madeleine Nash, “How Life Began”, Time, October 11, 1993, p. 74

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Me, the Professor, Fuzzy, and the Meaning of Life (Softcover)
Me, the Professor, Fuzzy, and the Meaning of Life (Softcover)
Unlocking the Mystery of Life (DVD)
Unlocking the Mystery of Life (DVD)
War of the Worldviews (Softcover)
War of the Worldviews (Softcover)
Answers Magazine (1-year subscription)
Answers Magazine (1-year subscription)

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This week on

September 16: News to Note
September 18: Are Europeans Neandertal?
September 19: Global Warming: Examine the Issue Carefully
September 20: Answers In-Depth: Human-Caused Global Warming Slight So Far
September 21: Creation: Facts of Life: Human beings
September 22: Feedback: From Ararat to the Americas—in a few thousand years?

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