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4 - Humans

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 May 2023

Michael Ruse
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Florida State University
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Remember: “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground” (Genesis 1:26). It is there right at the beginning of the Old Testament; it is also in the New. We are unique and hence have a position superior to other animals. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus reaffirms this. “Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?” (Matthew 6:26).

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  • Humans
  • Michael Ruse, Florida State University
  • Book: Understanding the Christianity–Evolution Relationship
  • Online publication: 18 May 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009277334.006
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  • Humans
  • Michael Ruse, Florida State University
  • Book: Understanding the Christianity–Evolution Relationship
  • Online publication: 18 May 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009277334.006
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  • Humans
  • Michael Ruse, Florida State University
  • Book: Understanding the Christianity–Evolution Relationship
  • Online publication: 18 May 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009277334.006
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