(Human - Chimpanzee) = 0.02
If humans share about 98 percent of our genetic makeup with chimps, then why are we so far apart in terms of behavior, agility, cognitive skills, etc.?
What is it that makes up The Last 2 percent?
More and more, it appears that humans and chimps display key genetic differences where it counts. And these differences explain why humans visit the chimpanzee exhibit at the zoo, and not the other way around. For more information on these kinds of genetic comparisons between humans and chimps and how they fit into a biblical framework see an article I wrote for a recent issue of Connections or the book Who Was Adam?
Human evolutionary models, even the ones that appear to be the best-established, are highly speculative and, at best, have tenuous support from the fossil record. Time and time again a single fossil find overturns a "well-established" idea in human evolution. It's hard to know what other entrenched ideas will soon be abandoned as new hominid specimens are unearthed and studied. It's hard to accept human evolution as a "fact" given the actual level of uncertainty about the relationships among the hominids in the fossil record and the constant flux within the discipline.
...God created human beings to communicate personally with Him, as well as with each other, through language transmitted by sophisticated synaptic networks. Adam talked directly with God. And though his fall into sin destroyed spiritual communication and life, they were restored to human beings by God's atoning grace through Jesus Christ. A restored human spirit and the gift of language make interactive communication with the Holy Spirit so easy even we "moderns" can do it.