Hobbes certainly has a point, doesn’t he? Behaviorally, one can ask, “Why should the human being act better than the monkey?” From whence comes man’s dignity in the evolutionary model?
Loren Eiseley, an American anthropologist, educator, philosopher, and natural science writer, penned the following about man:
“The thing that is you bears the still aching wounds of evolution in body and in brain. Your hands are made-over fins, your lungs come from a creature gasping in a swamp, your femur has been twisted upright. Your foot is a reworked climbing pad. You are a rag doll resewn from the skins of extinct animals. Long ago, 2,000,000 years perhaps, you were smaller, your brain was not large. We are not confident that you could speak. Seventy million years before that you were an even smaller climbing creature known as a tupaiid. You were the size of a rat. You ate insects. Now you fly to the Moon.” (The Cosmic Orphan)
Man’s worth and dignity are not explained by evolution, but by the fact that he has been made in the image and likeness of God!