Sunday, 21 August 2016
Rio 2016: Long Distance Running Is a Darwinian Enigma
Some animal rights activists seem to think that chimpanzees are almost human although DNA comparisons tell a very different story, putting the difference between our genomes at anywhere between 5 – 6 and 30 per cent, with our ”horrendously different” Y-chromosomes.
Perhaps Rio 2016 reminds us that while apes might be good at swinging from trees, they could never run a marathon.
Unlike us, they were never created in God’s image to walk and run upright on two feet.
Unlike apes, we have a chin, and the golden ratio in us speaks of ornate design that cannot be explained away by Darwinian mechanisms.
Such top - down planning is the opposite of what we would expect from the blind Darwinian watchmaker.