How can one truly decipher from some fossil fragments the intention of God? Do you understand what i suggest? If one finds a skull that looks to be a predecessor of humankind that is slightly different than humans today, how do you say science tells you that God s intention was that this is not fully human, a fully created being in the image of God? You might BELIEVE that this is below human, a sort of prehuman ape, but science cannot declare Gods intention. I fully embrace micro adaptation of kinds that God created. I fully expect even human form to change where if i see a human form in the fossil record in a community where there is use of fire and burial of their dead, i assume human.
And i have read the studies on genetic similarities and differences betw ape and human. This does not give the grounds to suggest that the are related in the evolutionary tree. Constrast the average ape in its scope to humans today. Humans went to the moon. Monkeys use sticks to pic termites out of tree stumps to eat. Humans write poetry and see beauty in things. Monkeys like bananas and will fight for domain of groves of banana trees.
Ive said this before many times: i have heard it over and over that God is not allowed into historical science bc we cannot decifer the nature of God, therefore leave Him out. However, at the same time, the scientist chooses a just as subjective philiosophy in the history of existence in abiding by naturalism that MUST always conclude that man evolved fr ape like creature.
There is no other choice…right? Historical science has been so overcome by the church of darwin that the average scientist today cannot even recognize that this subjective stance is not really truly interested to arrive at determining objective truth of our existence but rather to prove what was already predetermined and indoctrinated into our minds that materialistic naturalism is ultimate.
So you seem to lean towards the church of darwin.
I choose to lean towards the church described by Scripture that describes a single God with a triune nature.
With your belief, you will have to scratch your head about how the universe got its start because mass energy has to have a beginning.
I know the Cause of the arrival of mass energy, our Creator who exists outside of the natural.
Neo darwinian universal common decent evolutionism fully embraces full throttle hyper atheism without one single doubt in my mind. You are not an atheist in the full sense of this description, so logically you should allow intelligence to remain an option in conclusions by historical science about our existence and when and if you do, you will be amazed about what you will see!