Sunday, 4 February 2018

Human Exceptionality Is Still a Darwinian Enigma

IMAGE COURTESY OF Oscar Arias-Carrión1, Maria Stamelou, Eric Murillo-Rodríguez, Manuel Menéndez-González ja Ernst Pöppel. Dopaminergic reward system: a short integrative review. International Archives of Medicine 2010, 3:24 doi:10.1186/1755-7682-3-24, CC BY 3.0.

Joel Kontinen

Darwinians have a hard time in trying to figure out why humans differ so much and in so many ways from all other life forms.

Our social skills are a Darwinian enigma. We can talk with strangers on a full bus, but if we had a bus full of chimpanzees, most of them mot make it off the bus alive, Ann Gibbons says in Science.

As evolutionists assume that all organisms share a common ancestor, they have to postulate that something happened to our forefathers that didn’t happen to any other species.

Recent research suggests that humans have ”dramatically more dopamine in their striatum than apes,” the article in Science says.

But dopamine does not just happen or increase, it has to be designed.

Apes and monkeys were not made in the image of God, but we are.


Gibbons, Ann. 2018. Dopamine may have given humans our social edge over other apes. Science (22 January).