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  1. Paul Griffith
    May 7, 2017

    Hi!
    Just to inquire about the fact that man, too, is a mammalian and would to be included among the the other mammalians, no? To not define him as an animal is misleading, don’t you think?
    Thanks!

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    • Paul Gallant
      April 9, 2020

      Yes, I learned in school that Man is an animal species. Of course, I learned this back in early science class when they did definitions of species. This was back in 1966 and 1967. In today’s world Human has become more than what it is. Somehow we no longer place in Animal kingdom but yet they have not removed us from the Mammal kingdom. What the purpose of this misleading thought process is far beyond my reaches unless we are simply talking about ego. Thanks for posting. Paul Griffith.

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      • Elle Len
        September 4, 2020

        Where are your sources for this? If a bird and monkey are both animals, humans must also be animals for we have more in common with a monkey than a bird does.

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    • Paul Gallant
      April 9, 2020

      We are still considered mammals and mammals are a species of Animal.

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  2. Peter Kelly
    April 9, 2020

    God created man separately from the animals, and is the only creature made in the image of God.

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    • Carrie
      August 30, 2020

      In the scientific scheme of life form classification, man and woman are part of the animal kingdom, along with all other animals. Since we are not using the Bible as the basis for this scientific classification system, we must acknowledge that it is a sacred text with ancient allegorical stories that seek to make God known to mankind, not to be used as a scientific text.

      We can correlate the stories in the Bible to the scientific knowledge we have discovered and recorded, but some statements in the Bible will never be able to be scientifically proven, such as the image of God. This is the foundation of faith — believing in things we cannot see.

      What characteristic does “the nature of God” capture? His ability to reason? His ability to stand upright when walking? His ability to show compassion, justice, and mercy to His creations? These may be good approximations, but they also originate as thoughts of mankind about God, or mankind’s images/imaginations of God. We must be careful to not create God in our own image, yet we must continually seek to know God more, in personal and intimate ways.

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