So if a monkey at the zoo is supposed to be my “cousin”, how come they dont speak and learn to be more human? if evolutionology was real, then monkeys would start to turn into humans eventually.
What are you so afraid of that you ignore the truth?!
Primates are mammals that include lemurs, monkeys, apes and humans.
The Strepsirrhini, or “wet-nosed” primates, which include lemurs and lorises, branched off around 63 million years ago.
Old World monkeys and apes divided from New World monkeys about 40 million years ago.
Aegyptopithecus zeuxis, which probably resembles the common ancestor of New World monkeys and apes, lived about 29 million years ago.
The apes split from Old World monkeys about 25 million years ago.
Humans and chimpanzees diverged 5-7 million years ago.
Of the macaque’s nearly 3 billion DNA base pairs, 93.5 per cent are identical to those in the human genome. This is not unexpected for a species whose lineage diverged from our own about 25 million years ago. The human and chimp genomes, which diverged just 6 million years ago, are about 98 per cent identical.
One puzzling discovery is that several mutations that cause genetic diseases in humans – such as phenylketonuria and Sanfilippo syndrome, which lead to mental retardation – are the normal form in macaques and, presumably, our own ancestors.
So on each split the original got left behind to stay as it was!
The first true hominid has been shown to almost certainly arrived in the Great Rift Valley but as a product of evolving from it’s monkey and ape ancestry!
Australopithecus sideba is later than Australopithecus africanus, and shares many features with early Homo. So it is, if you must, the missing link between Australopithecus africanus and Homo habilis.
In many ways trying to deny these facts is worse than the creationinsts fantasies!
Both show a desire to ignore the truth!
The Pope, Catholic Church, Church of England and mainstream churches all accept the big bang and evolution!
Lord Carey the former Archbishop of Canterbury put it rather well – “Creationism is the fruit of a fundamentalist approach to scripture, ignoring scholarship and critical learning, and confusing different understandings of truth”!
Nice that christians and atheists can agree and laugh together even if it is at fundie expense!
But behind the laughter is the despair at the fundamentalists striving so hard to destroy christianity by turning it from a religion to an ideology!
Surveys suggest that 29% of American christians are so extremist in their beliefs that they fall well outside of the accepted bounds of christianity!
Please state which extremist sect you belong to so that GOOD christians can disassociate themselves from you and explain why your sect is so at odds with Christianity!
Just another fundamentalist striving so hard to destroy christianity by turning it from a religion to an ideology!
to start most closely to the apes, in fact we are more like them than they are to monkeys. as far as evolution, even the bible thumper here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up-0E4Qetfg&feature=related) admits some evolution is real. but the conflict is our “faith” in the dating techniques which support our claim that evolution taking place over hundreds of thousands of years, produces new species. but do you know of DNA? the evidence is clear that there is relation between us and the apes, the same as it is clear a deer is related, however distantly, to a gazelle. the only answer to you question is that it takes a long time.
I must include that when describing the evolution and how “lucky” it is that we came out looking the way we do and all that as possibly being the result of some divine engineering… perhaps god is real and the people who wrote the bible were as we describe them, taking advantage of the masses, exploiting the ignorance of the common man. the message behind religion can not be extinguished. but the men spreading the word can twist it to their own means.
The monkeys of today are much smarter than the vicious beasts of ten thousand years ago, who were all giant gorillas, the last of which was left on an isolated lost island and taken to New York in the dirty 30s and given the name King Kong.
There’s your proof, hugh jass.
Hollywood never lies.
Trolling for the Shitstupid: Lesson 3
They are evolving. Every animal every day is under evolutionary pressure.
1)Do you think it’s going to happen before your eyes?
2)Why do you think they would evolve into us? Why not a better monkey?
evolution dictates that humans and monkeys come from a common ancestor. its a unifying and diversifying theme.
Because you are a monkey
….Instead of answering, I will direct you to the exact same question asked here many times before.
Take your pick. If you write your question into the “Search Y! answers” you will get a ton more. These are just from the first two pages and asked the exact same thing.
LOL “evolutionology”. Your poe is showing.