Genesis 1:27
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”

Over the years, Creation Moments has been introducing you to animals that are superior to humans when it comes to such things as eyesight, hearing and the ability to survive in conditions that are too hot or cold for us humans. But now, some scientists in Australia are saying that animals are smarter than us, too!

Common chimps are smart enough to use tools to get foodAccording to University of Adelaide experts in evolutionary biology, “Humans have been deceiving themselves for thousands of years that they’re smarter than the rest of the animal kingdom, despite growing evidence to the contrary.” The scientists have even written a book called The Dynamic Human that says that some animals may actually be brighter than we are.

According to Professor Maciej Henneberg, a professor of anthropological and comparative anatomy, “The animal world is much more complex than we give it credit for. Animals offer different kinds of intelligences which have been underrated due to humans’ fixation on language and technology.”

No, Professor Henneberg, creationists do not underrate the intelligence of animals. We have always known that God created each animal with gifts, abilities and the necessary intelligence to survive. What truly separates humans from the animals is not intelligence but the fact that God made us in His image. As it says in Genesis 2:7, “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

Prayer: Thank You, Father, for setting us apart from every other living thing you created. I also thank You for giving us Your Son and Your Holy Spirit so that we can have eternal life. Amen.


Author: Steven J. Schwartz
Ref: “Human Intelligence Isn’t Superior To That Of Other Animals, Researchers Say”, The Huffington Post, D. Mosbergen, 12/12/13. Photo: Common chimps are smart enough to use tools to get food. But does that make them as smart as humans?

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