“Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.”
School textbooks continue to claim that man is the only animal to use tools. Of course, speaking this way not only identifies man as merely another animal but also completely ignores the fact that man was made in the image of God and, thus, has moral responsibilities. However, using this “man the tool-user” argument to support evolution has been quietly shot down as science continues to discover a growing number of animal tool-users.
One of the latest creatures to be added to the list is the Egyptian vulture. About the size of a raven, the Egyptian vulture loves to eat the eggs of other birds. However, to get at the contents of the egg, the bird searches for a suitable stone to drop on the egg and break it open. While these stones are usually just large enough to do the job, the vultures have been recorded dropping stones that weigh over a pound. They hit their target about 50 percent of the time.
The fact that there are animals that use tools shows that this evolutionary definition of man totally fails to describe what we really are. Tool-using is not some evolutionary development. According to the Bible, when Adam and Eve were sent out of the Garden of Eden, they were given the task of tilling the ground, showing that man was a tool-user from the beginning.
Dear Lord Jesus Christ, so many in our lost age are searching and confused, especially since they have been told that they are nothing more than animals. Raise Your people up so that we can be a meaningful witness to those who are searching. Amen.
Photo: Egyptian vulture. Courtesy of Kousik Nandy. Licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2.