Ape-men “Created” at the Museum!

by Creation Museum on June 20, 2011
Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves, we are His people and the sheep of His pasture. (Psalm 100:3)

Have you ever met an ape-man? Natural history museums around the world approach human ancestry much different than the biblical account of the creation of man. Several workshops are offered at the Creation Museum that help Christians scientifically defend their faith.

In “Three Ways to Make an Ape-man,” Dr. David Menton examines life-size replicas of ape, human, and so-called “ape-man” (hominid) skulls to show that it’s easy to see these “ape-men” are really either apes or men.

You’ll leave this workshop able to recognize the difference between humans and apes and equipped to defend the challenges to the biblical worldview about the supposed evolution of man from an “apelike” creature.

Did Humans Really Evolve from Apelike Creatures?

Knowing from Scripture that God didn’t create any ape-men, there are only three ways for the evolutionist to create one:

Three Ways to Make an Apeman
  1. Combine ape fossil bones with human fossil bones and declare the two to be one individual—a real “apeman.”
  2. Emphasize certain humanlike qualities of fossilized ape bones, and with imagination upgrade apes to be more humanlike.
  3. Emphasize certain apelike qualities of fossilized human bones, and with imagination downgrade humans to be more apelike.

These three approaches account for all of the attempts by evolutionists to fill the unbridgeable gap between apes and men with fossil apemen.

from The New Answers Book 2, Chapter 8.

About Dr. Menton

A graduate of Brown University (PhD in cell biology), Dr. David Menton was awarded “Professor of the Year” in 1998 while he was an associate professor of anatomy at the respected Washington University (St. Louis) School of Medicine. More information about Dr. Menton can be found on his biography page at

Further Reading

Check out Dr. Menton’s chapter in The New Answers Book 2, entitled “Did humans really evolve from apelike creatures?” This chapter is available online at

Workshops at the Creation Museum

For more information about this and other workshops that are offered at the Creation Museum—including an online calendar of events for each day—check out the Events and Activities page at!