What about those “ape-men” depicted in schoolbooks, encyclopedias and museums?
“The flesh and hair on such reconstructions have to be filled in by resorting to the imagination. . . . Skin color; the color, form, and distribution of the hair; the form of the features; and the aspect of the face—of these characters we know absolutely nothing for any prehistoric men.”—The Biology of Race (New York, 1971), James C. King, pp. 135, 151.
“The vast majority of artists’ conceptions are based more on imagination than on evidence. . . . Artists must create something between an ape and a human being; the older the specimen is said to be, the more apelike they make it.”—Science Digest, April 1981, p. 41.
“Just as we are slowly learning that primitive men are not necessarily savages, so we must learn to realize that the early men of the Ice Age were neither brute beasts nor semi-apes nor cretins. Hence the ineffable stupidity of all attempts to reconstruct Neanderthal or even Peking man.”—Man, God and Magic (New York, 1961), Ivar Lissner, p. 304.
One day this young boy asked his father, Father; where do we come from? And his father answered and said; "A long time ago there was a man called Adam, and a woman called Eve, and we all derive from them." And then the young boy went to his mother and asked the same question; Mom; where do we come from? And the mother said; "all human beings began as reptiles, and then they evolved into monkeys, and after a process of time they transformed into human beings." So the boy went back to his father and said;" Father! You say we came from Adam and Eve, and mom says; we came from monkeys. what should I believe?" So the father said; "my son; I was talking about my side of the family".
No. Science doesnt think that anymore either. The theory has changed - as theories do. Now, according to science, humans and apes/monkeys come from a common ancestor but evolved along different evolutionary paths. I dont really buy that either - and yet, wouldnt it be ironic if thats what happened to Cain? He devolved into monkeys and apes? Hmmmm...
No! Absolutely not! Think about it logically for a second.... A. I think monkeys would be horribly offended if they knew that we thought we came from them.... haha B. Look around you, do you really think that something as complex as us, or even another animal, could form over millions and billions of years? Heck, even to form that 'first single cell that floated around in the ocean and was zapped by lightning' it would have needed to be zapped continuously, and even that wouldn't have done much considering all the harmful gases floating around in the air. Also, since the lightning was zapping all over the earth, how the heck would it have hit the same place simultaneously. ALSO....WHERE THE HECK DID THE LIGHTNING COME FROM? Oh...and think about the missing link....did you get the fact that it's stilll....MISSING.....oh my goodness...
The fall from perfection explains why the human body, though marvelously designed, is susceptible to deformities and disease. Evolution is therefore incompatible with the Bible. Evolution presents modern man as an improving animal. The Bible presents modern man as the degenerating descendant of a perfect man. The idea that God directed evolution in order to produce man is also incompatible with what the Bible says about God’s personality. If God guided the process of evolution, it would mean that he guided mankind into its present diseased and distressed state. However, the Bible says of God: “The Rock, perfect is his activity, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness, with whom there is no injustice; righteous and upright is he. They have acted ruinously on their own part; they are not his children, the defect is their own.” (Deuteronomy 32:4, 5) Therefore, mankind’s present suffering is not the result of God-directed evolution. It is the result of one man’s losing perfection for himself and his offspring by rebelling against God. For more info please visit jw.org