Most religionists reject Evolution because we were shaped in His image. Genesis 1:27 "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
" Rejecting evolution because we are perfect as is extremely arrogant. Can you imagine any other area where you claim that we or any item is perfect? Everything has room for improvement. Leaving aside vestigial problems such as an Appendix that can kill you, blind spots in eyes, etc, I want to illustrate it and what they are saying in regards to the real world.
Imagine that the brain developed in primates long before our physical characteristics. Imagine the planet of the apes 6 million years ago but they are primates that are arboreal (living in trees). These primates (Proconsul
) are sitting around talking and they note how perfect their lives are. They live in trees with no known predators. They get to relax, play and hump the day away. Their food, safety and family all in one place, It doesn't get any better, and they must be shaped in gods image.
1.5 million years later, Ardipithecus
comes along and he can walk upright. He's no longer bound to a life in the tree. A small world where there is only so much to see. Since he can walk upright, he can see predators from a greater distance. He can see other foods and where he's going. He can carry weapons and tools whereas his friends in the tree are virtually stuck there. He can choose either the tree or the ground. He's sure that he is formed in the image of god.
Another million years later Australopithecus
comes along and lives almost entirely on the ground. Lucy's big toe is moving from the side of the foot where it's used as a gripping tool to a balance mechanism for moving forward. Her hips and spine are beginning to flatten so that she can run. So now she can see predators and not need to find a tree, but she may be able to get enough of a head start to run and even hunt these animals. Compared to everything else she sees, she must be shaped in the image of god.
Modern humans have all of the trappings that we have. We are the greatest predators of all time. Even without modern technology we can persistence hunt
and run anything down due to the shape of our feet and the stride of our gate. We are sure that we are shaped in the image of god because surely, nothing will ever come along that is greater than us! At least not until we've killed ourselves off due to our extreme arrogance.