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1 Dr. Terry Mortenson Ape-men: the Grand Illusion Ape-men: the Grand Illusion

2 Evolution of man progression? Evolution of Man?

3 TIME cover, 14 March March 1994

4 TIME cover, 23 July July 2001

5 National Geographic cover, August 2002 August 2002

6 Scientific American cover, August 2003 August 2003

7 Natural History Feb 2007 February 2007 New Faces of the Human Past

8 Evolution tree & creation forest Creation forestEvolution tree

9 Glassesdata and interp Which view fits the facts?

10 Template Suite 1-Content Australopithecus

11 AustralopithecinesKenya map

12 Lucy, partial and full Lucy, Ethiopia ( )

13 Lucy in the flesh--London Notice! The hands and feet The upright posture The face Notice! The hands and feet The upright posture The face Truth Knuckle-walker, similar to a pygmy chimp or gorilla Truth Knuckle-walker, similar to a pygmy chimp or gorilla

14 Dr. Owen Lovejoy & Lucys Hips Lovejoy grinding Lucys hips

15 Template Suite 1-Content Neanderthal Man

16 Neanderthalsthen (1856) and now (1983)

17 Neanderthal manchanging pictures: TIME magazine Changing Faces of Neanderthal Time, March 1994 CNN, 2006 Newsweek, Mar ScienceDaily.com August 2008

18 Neanderthal Museum 2010

19 Aborigines - Photo

20 Dead Sea Scroll cave Essene caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947.

21 Heb. 11:38 NAS … men of whom the world was not worthy, wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground. Hebrews 11:38 Sarah, Jacob, Lazarus: Buried in a cave Lot, Elijah, David: Lived in a cave: Sarah, Jacob, Lazarus: Buried in a cave Lot, Elijah, David: Lived in a cave:

22 Osama bin Laden Osama ben Laden

23 Archaeological evidence that Neanderthals were 100% human Made sophisticated spears, needles & stone tools Used make-up and seashell jewelry Hunted dolphins and seals Had controlled use of fire Built huts from animal skins Made flutes out of bear femurs Cared for their sick & ceremonially buried their dead Possessed the hyoid bone (in the voice- box) almost identical to modern humans and had the speech-enabling gene FOXP2 Made sophisticated spears, needles & stone tools Used make-up and seashell jewelry Hunted dolphins and seals Had controlled use of fire Built huts from animal skins Made flutes out of bear femurs Cared for their sick & ceremonially buried their dead Possessed the hyoid bone (in the voice- box) almost identical to modern humans and had the speech-enabling gene FOXP2 Neanderthals--archeology

24 Template Suite 1-Content More problematic missing links

25 Purple blank Piltdown Man, 1912 The evidence: a piece of jaw two molar teeth a piece of skull a piece of jaw two molar teeth a piece of skull The confident interpretation: A discovery of supreme importance … was announced at the Geological Society on … 18 Dec. [1912] … a part … of the most ancient [500,000 years] inhabitant of England, if not of Europe … the remains thus far recovered leave no possible doubt but that they represent, … a man who must be regarded as affording us a link with our remote ancestors, the apes. Illustrated London News, 28 Dec. 1912

26 Piltdown Man #2 1953: Hoax exposed *Teeth & jaw bone Orangutan dead for 50 years *Skull bone Human, C-14 dated at years old *Teeth had been filed down & bones were artificially colored

27 Nebraska Man 1922: Confident interpretation – ape-man 1928: re-interp. – extinct species of pig The evidence – a single tooth

28 Boxgrove Man Evidence ( ): Identity? 100% man, post-Babel Identity? 100% man, post-Babel 300, ,000 yrs one shin boneclearly human two teethclearly human, but not found close enough to be necessarily from the same individual Primitive stone toolsclearly human artifacts (Homo heidelbergensis)

29 Summary of defunct ape-men Defunct Ape-men Homo sapiens neanderthalensis human Ramapithecus extinct type of orangutan Eanthropus (Piltdown Man) hoax Hesperopithecus (Nebraska Man) pig Australopithecus africanus some kind of ape Australopithecus afarensis like a chimpanzee Homo habilis junk category, never existed Homo erectus many evolutionists: fully human Pithecanthropus (Java Man, f. 1890s) Sinanthropus (Peking Man, f s) Homo sapiens neanderthalensis human Ramapithecus extinct type of orangutan Eanthropus (Piltdown Man) hoax Hesperopithecus (Nebraska Man) pig Australopithecus africanus some kind of ape Australopithecus afarensis like a chimpanzee Homo habilis junk category, never existed Homo erectus many evolutionists: fully human Pithecanthropus (Java Man, f. 1890s) Sinanthropus (Peking Man, f s) There is NO clear evidence that man evolved!

30 Purple blank Behind the Scenes, National Geographic (March 2000) Its hard to find someone who can draw a realistic- looking early hominid. Thats why the Geographics art department conducted a search for new talent. Four artists were picked to receive casts of two- million-year-old female Homo habilis fossils (left). From these bits of evidence they were to sketchin skeletal and fleshed-out formthe hominid to whom the bones belonged. Its hard to find someone who can draw a realistic- looking early hominid. Thats why the Geographics art department conducted a search for new talent. Four artists were picked to receive casts of two- million-year-old female Homo habilis fossils (left). From these bits of evidence they were to sketchin skeletal and fleshed-out formthe hominid to whom the bones belonged.

31 Purple blank Each artist had two weeks with the bones before they were sent on to the next persons, says coordinator Kris Hannah. Research was completely up to the individual. Thats why their work looks so different. Theres no one way to draw her. Paleoanthropologists reviewed the results. Intrigued with all four entries, the art department has invited the artists to paint finished versions based on input from the consultants. Each artist had two weeks with the bones before they were sent on to the next persons, says coordinator Kris Hannah. Research was completely up to the individual. Thats why their work looks so different. Theres no one way to draw her. Paleoanthropologists reviewed the results. Intrigued with all four entries, the art department has invited the artists to paint finished versions based on input from the consultants.

32 National GeographicBehind the scences #1four women

33 Purple blank Daniel E. Lieberman, Another Face in our Family Tree, Nature, vol. 410 (22 March 2001), p Until a few years ago, the evolutionary history of our species was thought to be reasonably straight-forward. … But lately, confusion has been sown in the human evolutionary tree. … The confusion now looks set to increase still further. 2001

34 Lucy's Baby, a Stunning Fossil Lucy's Baby, a Stunning Fossil Shoulder blades & neck vertebralike a gorilla Inner ear canalslike African apes Long curved fingerlike tree-dwelling ape Voice boxlike a chimpanzees cranial capacitylike a chimpanzee Shoulder blades & neck vertebralike a gorilla Inner ear canalslike African apes Long curved fingerlike tree-dwelling ape Voice boxlike a chimpanzees cranial capacitylike a chimpanzee 20 Sept New Human New Ape Ape-man Deception Ape-man Deception Lucys baby2006 deception

35 How to make an ape-man? 1.A few human bones + imagination = ape-man 2.A few ape (?) bones + imagination = ape-man 3.A few ape bones + a few human bones + imagination = ape-man 4.Grind or file the ape bones + imagination = ape-man How to make an ape-man?

36 Template Suite 1-Content What does the Bible say? What does the Bible say?

37 Mansupernatural & unique Man was created supernaturally and is unique from all other creatures. Man was created supernaturally and is unique from all other creatures.

38 Stott 1981pre-Adamites 1 It seems perfectly possible to reconcile the historicity of Adam with at least some (theistic) evolutionary theory. Many biblical Christians in fact do so, believing them to be not entirely incompatible. To assert the historicity of an original pair who sinned through disobedience is one thing; It seems perfectly possible to reconcile the historicity of Adam with at least some (theistic) evolutionary theory. Many biblical Christians in fact do so, believing them to be not entirely incompatible. To assert the historicity of an original pair who sinned through disobedience is one thing; John Stott, quoted in Colin Chapman, The Case for Christianity (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1981), p. 130.

39 Stott 1981pre-Adamites 1 it is quite another to deny all evolution and assert the separate and special creation of everything, including both subhuman creatures and Adams body. John Stott, quoted in Colin Chapman, The Case for Christianity (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1981), p. 130.

40 Stott 1981pre-Adamites 2 The suggestion (for it is no more than this) does not seem to me to be against Scripture and therefore impossible that when God made man in His own image, what He did was to stamp His own likeness on one of the many hominids which appear to have been living at the time. Stott (1981), p. 130.

41 Stott 1981pre-Adamites 2 Stott (1981), p Speaking hesitatingly as a non- scientist, Stott goes on to indicate that he leans toward the idea of pre- Adamite hominids who were anatomically indistinguishable from modern man but who did not bear the image of God.

42 Gen. 2:7 NAS Then the LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. Genesis 2:7

43 Genesis 2:7 diagrams NAS The Bible man + Divine breath = living creature Theistic Evolution living creature + Divine breath = man nephesh chayyah the first man, Adam, became a living soul 1 Corinthians 15:45a nephesh chayyah (also Gen. 1:20-21, 24; 9:10)

44 Gen. 3:19 NAS By the sweat of your face You will eat bread, till you return to the ground, because from it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return. Genesis 3:19

45 Gen. 2:22 NAS The LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. Genesis 2:22

46 Gen. 4 Cain built a city. Six generations later – *Some people were tent- dwelling herdsmen. *Others were gifted musicians, miners and metal-workers. Cain built a city. Six generations later – *Some people were tent- dwelling herdsmen. *Others were gifted musicians, miners and metal-workers. Genesis 4

47 2009 William Dembski

48 Dembski 2009, p humans vs animals #1 Regardless of how we explain human origins (whether through special creation or through an evolutionary process), the reading of Genesis 1-3 that Im proposing here requires that whatever makes humans distinctly human (thereby separating them from the rest of the animals and infilling them with Gods image) must happen at the precise point when they enter the Garden. Dembski, The End of Christianity (2009), p. 154.

49 Dembski 2009, p humans vs animals #2 For if the world outside the Garden of Eden exhibits the effects of the Fall (which, chronologically speaking, has yet to happen), then as fully God- conscious humans, they would be experiencing the punishing effects of the Fall while they were still, literally, innocent. And this eventuality is precisely what the theodicy developed here attempts to forestall. Dembski, The End of Christianity (2009), p

50 Dembski 2009, p humans vs animals #3 Dembski, The End of Christianity, p Any evils humans experience outside the Garden before God breathes into them the breath of life would be experienced as natural evils in the same way that other animals experience them. The pain would be real, but it would not be experienced as divine justice in response to willful rebellion.

51 Dembski 2009, p humans vs animals #4 Moreover, once God breathes the breath of life into them, we may assume that the first humans experienced an amnesia of their former animal life: Operating [sic] on a higher plane of consciousness once infused with the breath of life, they would transcend the lower plane of animal consciousness on which they had previously operatedthough after the Fall, they might be tempted to resort to that lower consciousness Dembski, The End of Christianity, p. 155.

52 Dembski 2009, p humans vs animals #5 … According to Paul Brand [a physician], humans are initially created as animals but then further created to be much more than animals. Humans therefore enter the Garden created in Gods image; they leave the Garden still in Gods image but now also as sinners in need of redemption. William A. Dembski, The End of Christianity: Finding a Good God in an Evil World (Nashville, TN: B&H Publ., 2009), p. 155.

53 Dembski 2009, p human evolution #1 What were humans doing before they received the divine image and entered the Garden of Eden? Creationists and theistic evolutionists answer this question differently. For creationists (whether young-earth or old-earth), humans bearing the divine image were created from scratch in the Garden of Eden. William A. Dembski, The End of Christianity: Finding a Good God in an Evil World (Nashville, TN: B&H Publ., 2009), p. 158.

54 Dembski 2009, p human evolution #2 On this view, hominids with fully human bodies but lacking the divine image never existed. For theistic evolutionists, by contrast, primate ancestors evolved over several million years into hominids with fully human bodies. What happened next? William A. Dembski, The End of Christianity: Finding a Good God in an Evil World (Nashville, TN: B&H Publ., 2009), p. 158.

55 Dembski 2009, p human evolution #3 In the theodicy I am proposing, these hominids initially lacked the cognitive and moral capacities required to bear the image of God. Then, at the moment they entered the Garden, they received Gods image and became fully human. William A. Dembski, The End of Christianity: Finding a Good God in an Evil World (Nashville, TN: B&H Publ., 2009), p. 158.

56 Dembski 2009, p human evolution #4 Which of these options, the creationist or the evolutionist, is preferable? Its not my purpose here to argue for the superiority of one over the other. My concern, rather, is to show what form evolution must take, if the theodicy developed in this book is to apply. William A. Dembski, The End of Christianity: Finding a Good God in an Evil World (Nashville, TN: B&H Publ., 2009), p. 158.

57 Dembski 2009, p human evolution #5 Also, I want to show why the evolutionist option does not make the task of theodicy any easier than the creationist option... William A. Dembski, The End of Christianity: Finding a Good God in an Evil World (Nashville, TN: B&H Publ., 2009), p. 158.

58 Dembski 2009, p human evolution #6 For the theodicy I am proposing to be compatible with evolution, God must not merely introduce existing human-like beings from outside the Garden. In addition, when they enter the Garden, God must transform their consciousness so that they become rational moral agents made in Gods image. William A. Dembski, The End of Christianity: Finding a Good God in an Evil World (Nashville, TN: B&H Publ., 2009), p. 159.

59 Dembski 2009, p human evolution #7 On the assumption that humans evolved, this transformation of human consciousness by God when they enter the Garden is essential to the kairological reading of Genesis outlined in the previous chapter. William A. Dembski, The End of Christianity: Finding a Good God in an Evil World (Nashville, TN: B&H Publ., 2009), p. 159.

60 Summary of Dembskis view Two humans outside the Garden before the Fall, but without the image of God. Just before entering the Garden, God breathes into them His breath and image. Outside the Garden pre-Fall, they suffered natural evil, but without a sense of divine justice for their as-yet future rebellion. After the Fall they might resort to their pre-fall animal consciousness. Two humans outside the Garden before the Fall, but without the image of God. Just before entering the Garden, God breathes into them His breath and image. Outside the Garden pre-Fall, they suffered natural evil, but without a sense of divine justice for their as-yet future rebellion. After the Fall they might resort to their pre-fall animal consciousness. Summary of Dembskis View

61 Mortenson Dembski Mortenson Dembski Mortenson Dembski

62 Nettles Review of Dembski 2009 Dr. Tom Nettles review of Dr. Dembskis book: Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 13:4 (Winter, 2009), pp , on-line at Dr. Nettles response to Dr. David Allen, Nettles reply to Allen Mar 2010 at posted 23 March Dr. Tom Nettles review of Dr. Dembskis book: Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 13:4 (Winter, 2009), pp , on-line at Dr. Nettles response to Dr. David Allen, Nettles reply to Allen Mar 2010 at posted 23 March 2010.

63 Mansupernatural & unique Dr. Tremper Longman Westmont College

64 Gen. 1:26 NAS Then God said, Let Us make man [adam] in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. Genesis 1:26

65 Gen. 1:27 NAS God created man [haadam] in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:27

66 Gen. 2:7 NAS Then the LORD God formed man [haadam] from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. Genesis 2:7

67 Gen. 2:8 NAS The LORD God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man [haadam] whom He had formed. Genesis 2:8

68 Gen. 2:22-23 NAS 22. The LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man [haadam], and brought her to the man [haadam]. 23. The man [haadam] said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman [ishah], Because she was taken out of Man [ish]. 22. The LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man [haadam], and brought her to the man [haadam]. 23. The man [haadam] said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman [ishah], Because she was taken out of Man [ish]. Genesis 2:22-23

69 Gen. 2:25 NAS And the man [haadam] and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed. Genesis 2:25 Ch. 2: 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21 Ch. 3: 9, 10, 12, 22, 24 Ch. 4:1 Ch. 2: 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21 Ch. 3: 9, 10, 12, 22, 24 Ch. 4:1

70 Rom. 5:12 NAS Romans 5:12, 14 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned. … Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses…

71 I Cor. 15:21-22, 45 NAS 1 Corinthians 15:45 So also it is written, "The first MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVING SOUL." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

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73 Races – Australoid to Caucasoid Imaginary

74 At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace the savage races throughout the world. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes … will no doubt be exterminated. At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace the savage races throughout the world. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes … will no doubt be exterminated. Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man (New York: A.L. Burt, 1874, 2nd ed.), p. 178.

75 The break between man and his nearest allies will then be wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilized state, as we may hope, even than the Caucasian, and some ape as low as a baboon, instead of as now between the negro or Australian [aborigine] and the gorilla. The break between man and his nearest allies will then be wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilized state, as we may hope, even than the Caucasian, and some ape as low as a baboon, instead of as now between the negro or Australian [aborigine] and the gorilla. Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man (New York: A.L. Burt, 1874, 2nd ed.), p. 178.

76 Purple blank Biological arguments for racism may have been common before 1850, but they increased by orders of magnitude following the acceptance of evolutionary theory. Stephen Jay Gould, Ontogeny and Phylogeny (Belknap-Harvard Press, 1977), p QC 674

77 Discovery Channel web site, 11 Dec. 2007

78 Nat. Geog., 1985 Time-Life Books, 1971

79 Acts 17:24-26 NAS 24. The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; … 26. and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation. 24. The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; … 26. and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation. Acts 17:24, 26

80 Acts 17:24-26 KJV Acts 17:24, God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; … 26. And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; 24. God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; … 26. And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

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86 Variationhuman skin color

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90 Black parents …white baby

91 The Human family

92 Human variation since Noah Negroid

93 Mappost-flood dispersion

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95 Template Suite 1-Content So what?

96 Purple blank London Zoo spokeswoman Polly Wills says, Seeing people in a different environment, among other animals... teaches members of the public that the human is just another primate.

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99 Scientist & Bibleape-men w/ S, L & Dembski Longman Dembski Stott

100 Apemen Pocket Guide Pocket Guide $5 99

101 general books Bones of Contention Bones of Contention by Marvin L. Lubenow A thorough refutation of the supposed evidence for human evolution.

102 general books One Blood, One Race by Ken Ham & Charles Ware The Biblical Answer to Racism

103 general videos Only One Race DVD Only One Race with Ken Ham © 2008 Answers in Genesis-USA The Biblical answer to racism

104 in-depth videos Lucy-Shes No Lady DVD Lucy: Shes No Lady! with Dr. David Menton Austrolopithecines were NOT our missing link ancestors!

105 in-depth videos Fearfully and Wonderfully Made DVD Fearfully & Wonderfully Made with Dr. David Menton Amazing evidence of creation sensitively presented truth against abortion

106 general videos Cloning Stem Cells DVD Cloning, Stem Cells, and the Value of Life with Mike Riddle A powerful dose of truth on a vital controversy!

107 Wood 2002human evolution is illusion There is a popular image of human evolution that youll find all over the place … On the left of the picture theres an ape … On the right, a man … Between the two is a succession of figures that become ever more like humans … Our progress from ape to human looks so smooth, so tidy. Its such a beguiling image that even the experts are loath to let it go. But it is an illusion. Bernard Wood (prof. of human origins, George Washington Univ.), Who are we? New Scientist, 2366 (26 Oct. 2002), p. 44.

108 Evolution of manprogression: Illusion! Evolution of Man?

109 general books Darwins Plantation by Ken Ham and Charles Ware The origin of the races, evolution and racism

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