A view from the other side shows us Alan Alda looking for the Human Spark. His PBS special will be on tonight. The question is why are Chimps (who are only 1% different genetically) not like us humans? From the PBS website:
“For 11 years, I was the host of the public television series Scientific American Frontiers.” That’s the familiar voice of Alan Alda, star of stage, screen and science. Now Alda is hosting a three-part public TV series about you. And me, and all of us. “We’ll be trying to get to the bottom of what makes us human. Trying to find that thing we’re calling the ‘human spark’.”
One way to examine us is by looking at what’s almost us. “We’ll be checking in with our closest living relatives, the chimpanzees, to find out how the tiny difference in our genes, just 1 percent, makes such a huge difference to who we are and what we can do. Chimps are smart as a whip, but they’re not us. Why aren’t they?”
What about that Human Spark? Have a look it Genesis 3:7 and we see…
the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
“Breath of Life”, that’s the difference.