While evolutionary theories postulate that humankind developed from earlier species of evolved creatures, Scripture emphasises a clear line between humankind and the rest of creation.
While the rest of creation are signposts to the glory of God and they demonstrate the attributes of His creativity, beauty and fullness, Genesis tells us that God created humanity IN HIS IMAGE.
What does it mean when we say that we are created in His image? Does it mean that God has arms, legs, ears, eyes and a nose? If so, is God white, black or Chinese? Does it mean that God has a beard and a friendly father-christmas smile? If so, then how are women created in His image?
The idea of being created in the image of God is better seen in our nature than in our physiology. Being created in His image means we as human beings reflect some of the attributes of God's nature. Here are some examples:
So whether God used the processes of adaptation and development to bring humanity to the fore, or whether He stepped in and did something new but similar to what came before, we don't know.
What we do know is that humankind is unique. There is a clear line: we are in the image of God reflecting His nature and capable of a relationship with Him.