In the documentary, “Who is Aping Who?: Bringing up Baby” by the National Geographic TV, people and apes were once more brought together and compared: purpose being to prove evolution by basing it on behavioral similarities.
The purpose of this article is to expose the invalidity of the arguments in that documentary creating an impression as if evolution existed.
The inherent intelligence in animals, in particular apes have always awakened the curiosity in people. Their rational behavior is essential for their social lives. Birds find year after year their migration routes without fail, bees communicate the location of flowers in the beehive to one another by means of sophisticated mathematical language, and beavers construct solid dams of superior architectural design… (Please see Harun Yahya, For Men of Understanding, “The Signs in Living Things”, April 2003.) These and other examples in nature demonstrate to us that animals too have intelligence of a sort. This is the perspective from which to observe the chimpanzees and orangutans ability to solve simple problems and to respond appropriately. Animals do not acquire these abilities by learning them later on in life but begin to display them from birth. This observation proves that God, Who creates everything, conditions them to behave in this way.
Intellect and consciousness on the other hand are qualities of man who distinguishes good from evil by them. These are qualities of comprehension and judgment unfound in animals. Soul and intellect are the main attributes of man distinguishing him from the other living beings. No matter how long you train an animal it will never acquire the consciousness of the soul and the theory of evolution will never be able to explain how it could be that animals, devoid of soul and intellect, could have awareness.
To Teach Animals To Be Human
An orangutan’s training and its custodian’s views on the subject were aired. A pregnant orangutan was shown a video clip in which another orangutan was breastfeeding its baby and told to do the same when the time came. Surprisingly when it breastfed in the same way after giving birth, this was interpreted to be the success of the training it had received. By this, the viewer was told that wild animals were not devoted to their offspring but acquired this trait by training.
In reality, irrespective of how wild the animals may be, their devotion to their offspring is observable everywhere in nature. The continuation of their species is proof for this. Besides, it is possible to train animals up to a certain point. Dogs, horses and dolphins are examples of this but that they respond to training and domestication does not show that they think like humans.
The sciences of biochemistry, genetics, paleontology and some other branches of science prove that there is no evolutionary relationship between the species. The commentaries of some zoo custodians in the face of animals displaying similar behavior to humans cannot constitute a basis for the claims of evolution in spite of scientific data.
Copying Apes Cannot Humanize
Another trick resorted to in the program were scenes of an ape copying human behavior. An experiment conducted in 1930 had one human and one orangutan baby, each ten month old, brought up in the same environment and showed that they both played and ate in the same way. With this, it was tried to put into the sub-consciousness of people the idea that environmental factors can humanize an animal.
But it is a known fact that apes are copying animals. They can copy us as far as their physiology allows them, but it is simply stupid to expect them to humanize by their copying behavior. This training does not evolve them, because their genetic make-up will never change and it will never acquire abilities it can pass on to the next generation. As with all other species, the genetic make-up of apes is fixed and does not improve over time.
No matter how much ape behavior resembles human behavior the tale of them being related has been comprehensively disproved by scientific facts.
Failed Experiment Refutes The Evolution Of Speech
The said experiment, shown in the program, was noticeable for its driving the theory of evolution into the corner. The experiment was testing whether or not the chimpanzee baby raised in the proximity of people could develop speech like humans. But the experiment which aimed to demonstrate the evolutionary factor of the environment on the living being ended in a fiasco; the chimpanzee couldn’t produce sounds beyond its natural capacity. Later research revealed that the ape’s throat design was not suitable for speech, it was admitted.
In reality, the source of speech cannot be explained in any way by evolution. The ability of man to coordinate the larynx and tongue thus producing the sound of words and the logical order in which these words are brought together to form the syntax, have always awed linguists and philologists. The foremost philologists are agreed that speech is unique to man. The syntax is a mathematical miracle. Even though they could not provide an example of a “primitive” language, the evolution of speech is told as a story removed from being scientific.
Today’s linguists do not acknowledge the communication techniques between animals as language. Even though we can witness animals communicating with on another within their social environment, this is not comparable to the human language. For it to come within the definition of language it must have sentences formed by the syntax and the only being on earth that fits this definition is man.
As seen, the evolutionist are still pushing a claim dating back to the 19th century, which is nothing but the story of the environmental conditions causing species to evolve from one into another. In reality, there is no mechanism in nature that can alter the DNA according to the needs of the being. By its nature, the DNA is a sophisticated design; a miraculous molecule that enables the organism’s every life functions to work in perfect harmony and balance. It is impossible for this data coordination center to have been formed by coincidental mutations.
We wish for the National Geographic TV to abandon its one-sided and dated perspective of defending the evolutionary view and instead to provide society with unbiased information from the world of science.
The Source Of Rational Behavior In Animals