Most of us have heard the evolutionists’ argument that humans share a common ancestor with great apes, chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutan, but is that possible? Obviously not, since we know that evolution isn’t possible and didn’t happen. But the lack of a common ancestor can be proven using genetics.
Many people know that humans have 23 chromosome pairs for a total of 46 chromosomes. We inherit 23 chromosomes from our mother and 23 from our father. On each of these chromosome pairs, there are many essential genes. A gene is a sequence of nucleotides which are, in essence, coded instructions for the building of our body. Genes dictate what we will look like, whether we are tall or short, red hair or blond, blue eyes or brown. If we were to share a common ancestor with the great apes, we would expect that the great apes would have 23 chromosome pairs as well. The problem is that they don’t. As of 2005, we have known that chimps, apes, and orangutan have 24 chromosome pairs for a total of 48 individual chromosomes. So is it possible for us to share a common ancestor with these animals if we have one fewer chromosome pair? The short answer is no.
Scientists, evolutionists, and creationists alike agree that if primate were to lose a chromosome pair, it would be universally fatal. There is too much valuable information on each chromosome for a creature to survive missing two. To explain this problem, evolutionists claim that two chromosomes must have fused to form one chromosome. Evolutionists argue that chromosome 2a and 2b in the apes merged to form chromosome 2 in humans. (obviously, the chromosomes were renumbered to fit this hypothesis.) Dr. Ken Miller of Brown University says, in a YouTube video, that this is the only way that humans and great apes could share a common ancestor. He goes on to say if we can’t find this merger of chromosomes, evolution is wrong.
The problem (for Dr. Miller) is that a close examination of chromosome 2 in humans shows that it could not possibly have fused. The reason for this, like all things genetic, is so complex that only a geneticists could fully understand. But basically, scientists have discovered that the site of the alleged fusion is in the center of a critical gene. This makes it impossible that this chromosome is the result of the merger of two chromosomes. So can I send you to the video where Dr. Miller admits he was wrong, and that evolution is false? No, that video will never be made. We will have to chalk this up to another case of “I wouldn’t have seen it if I hadn’t believed it.” You can believe this, creation happened, just like it says in Genesis.