There are several possible future experiments that challange conventional Western religious beliefs regarding the 'miracle of life' and the 'special' status of humans in creation:
1) Successful human cloning 2) Successful creation of life from non-life 3) Successful breeding of human and chimpanzee/bononbo
Concentrating on 3), would this be sufficent to demonstrate our 'obvious' family ties with our cousins? Would this be rather convincing evidence for humans and chimps being of one 'kind'? I would answer yes, but how would our creationists react to this news? Or would they simply deny the possibility of the succes of such an experiment?
Here you have the ok and go-ahead for everything and anything the human mind can imagine.
Human-animal hybrid embryos conceived in the laboratory - so-called â€œchimerasâ€ - should be regarded as human and their mothers should be allowed to give birth to them, the Roman Catholic Church said yesterday.
It will probably be something like a mule with an odd number of chromosomes.
Mules do have 63 chromosomes and are usually sterile. A chimp-human hybrid should, indeed, have 47 chromosomes. There are similar hybrids that are fully fertile, unlike mules: the cross between a Przewalski's horse and a domestic horse has 65 chromosomes, for instance.
could this be sufficent to demonstrate our 'obvious' family ties with our cousins? Would this be rather convincing evidence for humans and chimps being of one 'kind'?
No, Mitochondrial Eve and Mitochondrial Adam supports the creationists belief in one man and one woman. I agree with you that we share a common creator but not that we share a common ancestor.
The lack of transistitional fossils in the fossil record to a creationists is scientific evidence that proves God is the common denominator. The creationists don't have problems with claudistic similarities for we share a common creator however the transistional evidence is still missing in spite of the evolutionists denying its not missing.
P.S. Evolutionists in their delusion has come up with words like claudistic similarities but this still does not explain the missing transistional fossils. Claudistic similarities to a creationists means we all have a common creator which of course why a chimp is still a chimp.
It's obvious. They'll make up excuses to deny the significance of it. If they can deny it happened they'll do that. If they can use any artificial elements in the process to insist that it means nothing they'll do that. Or maybe other excuses that I haven't thought of.
If they absolutely have no excuse that even they can accept (and for many that's a very low threshold indeed !) they'll come up with something. Maybe they'll insist that apes are degenerate humans. It doesn't make sense in light of the fossil record but few YECs would care about that.