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Those who would claim that the hu­man face is the re­sult of evo­lu­tion, rather than cre­ation, face some huge chal­lenges.

For ex­am­ple, the in­cred­i­ble ex­pres­siv­ity of the hu­man face is surely beyond what is nec­es­sary for the sur­vival of our species. Re­searchers have iden­ti­fied twenty-one dis­tinct fa­cial ex­pres­sions; not just the six long-recog­nised ba­sic emo­tions of happy, fear­ful, an­gry, sur­prised and dis­gusted, but fif­teen other ex­pres­sions which are com­bi­na­tions of th­ese, for ex­am­ple, hap­pily sur­prised and an­grily sur­prised, etc. Each of th­ese twenty-one dis­tinct ex­pres­sions is pro­duced by a unique com­bi­na­tion of mus­cles. The hu­man face has ap­prox­i­mately fifty mus­cles in all, with half of th­ese used for ba­sic func­tions like eat­ing, speak­ing and clos­ing the eyes, and the re­main­ing half are ded­i­cated to form­ing fa­cial ex­pres­sions. About twenty of th­ese mus­cles are unique to hu­mans and are not found in go­ril­las or other apes, and yet evo­lu­tion­ists claim we share a com­mon ape-like an­ces­tor with them. Did th­ese mus­cles re­ally orig­i­nate via a grad­ual step-by-step process as a re­sult of the sur­vival ad­van­tages hav­ing a plethora of fa­cial ex­pres­sions o ffers? It is far more likely they point to us be­ing overde­signed, which of course im­plies there was a de­signer who did so. This is in keep­ing with us hav­ing been spe­cially cre­ated by the God of the Bible “in His im­age”. Gen­e­sis 1:27. – Basil and Joy Porter. The ‘Why Je­sus’ Stall, Heath­cote Mar­ket.

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