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Comment on End of an era by Michael Barton

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 16:15:40 +0000

I am happy to have a crisp Darwin tenner!



Comment on If humans evolved from monkeys, how come there are still monkeys? by William Conroy

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:24:03 +0000

Wow how fasinating and get more info of the new world monkeys. Thanks a lot.



Comment on If humans evolved from monkeys, how come there are still monkeys? by Richard Carter, FCD

Sat, 06 May 2017 09:05:18 +0000

Evolution is descent with inherited variation. The fact that we and modern apes and monkeys are not all the same species, but are both descended from a common ancestor, means that evolution occurred.



Comment on If humans evolved from monkeys, how come there are still monkeys? by Tom

Tue, 02 May 2017 00:06:28 +0000

There is a difference between evolving and being a descendant.



Comment on If humans evolved from monkeys, how come there are still monkeys? by Richard Carter, FCD

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:00:15 +0000

We did indeed evolve from apes. Indeed, depending on how you choose to define an ‘ape’, you could say that we humans are apes. But, as I make clear in the article and diagram, the apes (including humans) evolved from ‘monkeys’ (according to some people's chosen definition of the word).



Comment on If humans evolved from monkeys, how come there are still monkeys? by TIMETRAVELER

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 01:14:28 +0000

We evolved from apes not monkeys



Comment on If humans evolved from monkeys, how come there are still monkeys? by Richard Carter, FCD

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 10:52:07 +0000

David, you make a good point about DNA—although DNA is only ‘the same’ between identical twins. But, in the same way that similarity in DNA can be analysed to identify how closely two people are related (e.g. to identify a child's true father), similarity in DNA can also be used to identify how closely two different species are related. Many such tests have been carried out on all sorts of species. They prove beyond doubt that humans' closest living relatives are chimpanzees and bonobos.



Comment on If humans evolved from monkeys, how come there are still monkeys? by David W Macadam

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 10:20:26 +0000

My question is this. If we are descendants then would DNA be the same? And if not then couldn't we have come from just about any living "species"? I know that human anatomy is very similar to the modern day cat. You use the example of the grandfather. I do not see how that has anything to do with evolution nor the fact that there are different races of people. It is one thing thing to be a descendant from people but to evolve from something completely different is something else.



Comment on If humans evolved from monkeys, how come there are still monkeys? by Frank

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:57:33 +0000

The force driving Evolution is not purpose, but beneficial error Thus Life, intelligence, and consciousness are the results of some dandy screw-ups.



Comment on If humans evolved from monkeys, how come there are still monkeys? by Mike from Ottawa

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 22:03:39 +0000

I go with 'White Americans and Canadians are descended from Europeans, right? So why are there still Europeans?'