The Creation Answers Book

The Creation Answers Book

Lessons & Chapters

Lesson 1 Does God exist? (Chapter 1)

Lesson 2: Six days? Really? (Chapter 2)

Lesson 3 What about gap theories? (Chapter 3)

Lesson 4 What about carbon dating? (Chapter 4)

Lesson 5 How can we see distant stars in a young universe? (Chapter 5)

Lesson 6 How did bad things come about? (Chapter 6)

Lesson 7 What about arguments for evolution? (Chapter 7)

Lesson 8 Who was Cain’s wife? (Chapter 8)

Lesson 9 Were the ‘sons of God’ and/or the Nephilim extraterrestrials? (Chapter 9)

Lesson 10 Was the Flood global? (Chapter 10)

Lesson 11 What about continental drift? (Chapter 11)

Lesson 12 Noah’s Flood-what about all that water? (Chapter 12)

Lessons 13 & 14 How did all the animals fit on Noah’s Ark? and How did freshwater and saltwater fish survive the Flood? (Chapters 13 & 14)

Lesson 15 Where are all the human fossils? (Chapter 15)

Lesson 16 What about ice ages? (Chapter 16)

Lesson 17 How did animals get to Australia? (Chapter 17)

Lesson 18 How did all the different ‘races’ arise (from Noah’s family)? (Chapter 18)

Lesson 19 What about dinosaurs? (Chapter 19)

The Creation Answers Book Study Guide

by Dr Don Batten, Dr David Catchpoole, Dr Jonathan Sarfati, and Dr Carl Wieland

Lesson 7: What about similarities and other such arguments for evolution?

Text: The Creation Answers Book, chapter 7

Section: Similarities?

Discussion questions

  1. In what ways are humans different from animals? (See also Differences between humans and animals and Man: The image of God.)

  2. Why is the way God made Adam important for understanding human uniqueness?

  3. How should similarity in organisms be viewed from a biblical and logical perspective? (See also The myth of 1%.)

Section: Human/chimp DNA similarity—evidence for evolutionary relationship?

Discussion questions

  1. What are some current estimates of the percent genetic similarity between humans and chimps?

  2. What would it mean if human and chimp DNA were e.g. 98% similar?

  3. Why is even a 2% difference between the human and chimp genome still an impossible barrier for evolution to cross? (See also Haldane’s dilemma has not been solved.)

  4. Why does high genetic sequence similarity not necessarily entail a similarity in genetic meaning or function?

Section: Similarities between embryos

Discussion questions

  1. What is ‘embryonic recapitulation’? (See also Rejected argument 1: Similarities between embryos.)

  2. How has this idea been used to justify abortion?

  3. What was ‘Haeckel’s fraud’? (See also Ernst Haeckel: Evangelist for evolution and apostle of deceit, and Fraud rediscovered.)

  4. What do a baby’s ‘throat pouches’ eventually become? (See also Q&A: Homology and Embryology?

  5. How do the similarities and anomalies in embryos point us to the Creator?

Section: Useless organs?

Additional resource:

Discussion questions

  1. Define ‘vestigial’. See Do any vestigial organs exist in humans? and Vestigial arguments: remnants of evolution.

  2. Give three reasons why ‘vestigial’ organs are not evidence for evolution.

  3. Describe some functions that scientists have discovered for the human appendix. See: Appendix: a bacterial ‘safe house’, More musings on our ‘useless’ appendix, Cutting out a useless vestigial argument, Appendix shrieks creation (at least 18 times!)

Section: Apemen?

Discussion questions

  1. List and describe the various alleged ‘ape men.’ (See also Q&A: Anthropology and Apemen.)

  2. What should our attitude be toward announcements of new ‘missing links’? See:

  3. The so-called ‘horse-evolution’ series is often touted as proof of evolution. What does the evidence actually reveal? (See also The non-evolution of the horse: Special creation or evolved rock badger?)

  4. Whales are thought, by evolutionists, to have evolved from land-dwelling creatures. How is the evidence best interpreted? (See Whale evolution fraud and Does the fossil record of whales show that they evolved from land mammals?)

  5. Discuss the alleged evidence for dinosaur-bird evolution. (See Did birds really evolve from dinosaurs?)