DWiltshire recently had a very good thread on this subject:
I just read an article in the September 2003 Discover. In the article "Great Mysteries of Human Evolution" there is a sub-topic "What Genes Make Us Human?" There is some info there that I didn't see specifically discussed in D's thread. A partial quote (bold added):
In April 2003, geneticists finished sequencing the human genome, and now they're well on their way to decoding the genome of one of our closest relatives, the common chimpanzee. The sight of these two sequences placed side by side is astonishing. For thousands of positions at a stretch, their codes are identical. [Researchers] analyzed the portions of DNA that are responsible for the structure of proteins. In this crucial part of the genome, humans and chimps were 99.4 percent identical.
I find it very fascinating that there is such a remarkable similarity of DNA; too much for coincidence, imo.
A little background: About 10 years ago, a good friend shared with me his research on the Evolution book, and from that time forward, even though I was still a JW for several years, I "secretly" believed in divinely guided evolution. The evidence just seemed too overwhelming. And now, this new evidence about DNA.
Should it really be so hard to imagine that God could create man in whatever manner He chose? Including evolution?