Is Homology Evidence for Evolution?

Similarities of living organisms “There is the front flipper, a hand built on the same model as my own hand.”  Biologists define homology as similarity in structure between different organisms. “Now this has the same design exactly as your arm. There's the upper arm..” My textbook would show the forelimb, a hand and it would show a bat swing and a whale's flipper and say because they have similar structure, you have similar bone pattern, that they must share a common ancestor.  “And then the five very long fingers just like yours” Homology was something that biologists discovered long before Darwin. Aristotle knew about homology. The real question about homology is how do we explain it. There are plenty of examples of homological structures in biology, which are obviously not based on common…
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Do similarities in living things prove common ancestry and evolution?

Similarities of living organisms
Organisms are similar in many striking ways. They're made of similar chemicals, run by similar genetic code and designed with similar cell structures, similar organs and similar complex organ systems like skeletons and nervous systems. Why do we find so many similarities at so many levels? Many people believe these similarities arose because of common descent but a Biblical perspective suggests a different reason. The Bible tells us that God created all things in the beginning. If a common designer made everything to coexist in the same universe and follow the same natural laws, you'd expect to find many similarities among the things he created. After all, even human designers integrate similar parts in different things they design. Architects and engineers choose similar materials, write similar instructions and incorporate similar…
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Do similarities between human and chimp DNA’s prove evolution?

Similarities of living organisms We've all heard the theory that chimps are close human relatives but is there any truth to that? Secular scientists claimed in the 1970s that chip genomes are 98% similar to humans and it was apparently verified by more modern techniques. But that estimate actually used cherry-picked segment of DNA that we already share with chimps, not the whole genomes. The latest comparison to include all of the DNA between the two species review of no more than 85% identity - a huge difference from what scientists have been claiming for years. And an 85% similarity really isn't surprising. Chimps and humans and dogs, cats, horses, and more share some basic genetic similarities that specify protein that help metabolize food, grow hair, breathe air and drink water. So of…
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