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If Evolution Is Real Why Are There Still Monkeys?


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Agnes
- 1152 days ago - abc.net.au
If evolution is real why are there still monkeys? How can we be descended from monkeys if they are around today? With all the 'monkeying around' that can go on in the playground or even in the office it seems we could easily be directly descended



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wolfNoFwdsPls a. (135)
Monday October 31, 2011, 12:10 am
> If Evolution Is Real Why Are There Still Monkeys?
and why do this weird scientists claim that Earth is orbiting Sun, when I can see the sun run across the sky every day ?!
 

Norm C. (74)
Monday October 31, 2011, 12:15 am
Because those who have never studied science never took the time to find out how evolution actually operates. Human ancestors were never monkeys. Human ancestors were never great apes or any other form of primate found on this planet today.

Humans and apes and chimpanzes, etc. had a common ancestor hundreds of millions of years ago. We went one way; the others went a different way. But we all carry some common pieces with us still.
 

Ruth S. (298)
Monday October 31, 2011, 7:32 am
Even Darwin at the end of his life said that it was creation and not evolution that the world exists!
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday October 31, 2011, 9:30 am
noted, thanks Agnes
 

Roger Garin-michaud (114)
Monday October 31, 2011, 1:22 pm
it's just incredible how ignorant are those who are asking these kind of silly questions !
 

Abo r. (103)
Monday October 31, 2011, 1:26 pm
noted, thanks Agnes
 

Abo r. (103)
Monday October 31, 2011, 1:32 pm
Human were never monkeys or any other form .


 

Eliz P. (99)
Monday October 31, 2011, 1:45 pm
Noted and I know I did not come from no monkey, Monkeys are good aniamls, humans are to evil to come from such a wonderful aniaml. Just saying...........Noted.
 

Julija S. (87)
Monday October 31, 2011, 6:04 pm
xx
 

Dany Strakova (119)
Monday October 31, 2011, 6:14 pm
:)
 

Terry King (109)
Monday October 31, 2011, 6:42 pm
This is the single stupidest question ever rendered in the English language!
 

. (0)
Monday October 31, 2011, 6:45 pm
The article is quite good. Thanks for posting.
 

Walter Firth (45)
Monday October 31, 2011, 7:18 pm
They eat too many bananas.As Terry said a stupid question ,so it deserves a stupid answer.
 

Ariel P. (48)
Monday October 31, 2011, 7:37 pm
I saw a science show recently about DNA, the difference from species to species is not as big as you would think, in other words a few changes in the DNA of two species result in major changes between the two species.
 

Glenn Byrnes (192)
Monday October 31, 2011, 7:41 pm
That's like saying that if cat descended from lions and tigers, why are there still lions and tigers?
 

Patricia W. (94)
Monday October 31, 2011, 7:53 pm
I'm on the fence about this being a stupid question. The stupid media has called chimps 'monkeys' forever, and chimps are apes, not monkeys. Apes and monkeys are not the same - this is Anthro 101. Hence this question from a confused public. Put erroneous info in some form of print, or video, etc, and many people take it as gospel. No pun intended.

In taxonomy, the family Hominidae includes gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans - and humans. Humans are related to apes, not monkeys. We all had a common ancestor and diverged millions of years ago. Same as dogs, wolves and coyotes. They're in the process of diverging at present, and in maybe another 10,000 years - if we don't kill them all off - will no longer be able to inter-breed.
 

Tusa Alexis Angel (15)
Monday October 31, 2011, 8:34 pm
what a cute monkey, i think the look on his face say's it all, "don't look at me, God made me, even I know that!
 

Terry King (109)
Monday October 31, 2011, 8:40 pm
The look on his face more likely says " I just pooped"!
 

Nyack Clancy (453)
Monday October 31, 2011, 8:48 pm
The same way the houscat is related to the lion, but the lion is still around.

The same way a Chiwawa and a Great Dane are both dogs, and their common ancestor is the wolf.

The same way a sardine is related to a tuna fish, and a mackral is still around.

The same way a garden snake and an achondia are related, and the achandia is still around.

The same way a black bear and a polar bear are related, and the polar bear is still around.

The same way monkeys and apes are related to each other, and monkeys are still around.

To deny this is to deny science altogether. But people do- the same kind of people that insisted the world was flat, and that the Sun revolved around the Earth.
 

Jerry B. (120)
Monday October 31, 2011, 9:48 pm
Noted Thanks Agnes!
 

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Monday October 31, 2011, 11:30 pm
Noted.Thanks Agnes..
 

KS Goh (0)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 6:22 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Jo Asprec (0)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 5:16 pm
thanks for sharing!
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 5:19 pm
Thanks for the great article.
 

Bianca D. (86)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 6:04 pm
If ever there was an argument for teaching evolutionary biology and genetcs in school repeatedly, the question in the title of this article is it! Then, too perhaps, we'd stop hearing the work and concepts proposed by Charles Darwin and his colleagues misquoted, misapplied and misinterpreted with such frequency. Thank you Agnes for sharing this informative Q&A article by Dr. Paul Willis.
 

Karen Anderson (20)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 8:35 pm
Maybe the "monkeys" are evolving from humans. I've noticed on some of the wildlife shows lately that they are starting to behave a little "evil".
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 11:35 pm
And we are all just stardust in the end.
Read the article instead of gratifying yourself with 'soundbites' from the title which is meant, I believe, to be a bit tongue in cheek.... Like me saying if we are all descendants from God why are we so intentionally ignorant?

'''''Firstly, humans did not evolve from monkeys. Instead, monkeys and humans share a common ancestor from which both evolved around 25 million years ago.
This evolutionary relationship is supported both by the fossil record and DNA analysis. A 2007 study showed that humans and rhesus monkeys share about 93% of their DNA. Based on the similarities and differences between the two types of DNA, scientists have estimated that humans and rhesus monkeys diverged from their common ancestor 25 million years ago.''''''''

Thank you for the article, Agnes
 

Aline S. (0)
Thursday November 3, 2011, 1:10 am
Hmmmm,I read the whole article and I didn't like it.Not one bit.
 

Victor M. (236)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 7:38 am
these people is crazy
 
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