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Fair enough. I would like to

Fair enough. I would like to point out something though -

Nature has a way of creating animals whose forms follow their functions and environments. Let's take birds as an example - Everything from diving, fish-eating cormorants to vultures that consume carrion to flightless Australian cassowaries that look more like dinosaurs than anything we're familiar with in the modern world.

Consider that birds are not unique in this regard. Every taxonomic family - animals and plants - seems to be populated by species that might be similar in some ways, but very different in others in order to accommodate the varying environments in which they live. The common chimpanzee looks identical to the bonobo (pygmy chimpanzee) except for size and another member of the primate family - gorillas - have the mountain and lowland types.

It's the ultimate arrogance to presume because we have thumbs, language and an oversized brain that we are somehow different from any other species on the planet. When the first australopithecines came out of their caves to forage 2 million years ago they could not have conceived of a more advanced life form than themselves and that's true for all hominids up to A. robustus, who was wiped out by H. erectus.

As you're familiar with physics you've undoubtedly heard of the Occam's Razor theory. The simplest explanation is most likely the correct one. How reasonable is it to you that God would create so many variants of other carbon-based life on Earth and not do the same for humans?