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If people evolved from apes why are there still apes?
Why There Are Still Apes
- Many people believe that man did not evolve from apes at all, we were created by God in His own image. That God gave man a human soul that makes them individual.
- The only other option is a theory called evolution, by which over billions of years, the whole earth and everything in it was formed by hydrogen, which spread through the universe at the Big Bang, an explosion in which the hydrogen was formed.
- Human beings (homo sapiens) related faintly related. Humans and other apes might share a common ape or ape-like ancestor.
- A species only evolves to help it in its survival. The apes' ancestors could survive being an ape so they didn't continue to evolve, whereas our ancestors kept evolving to help them stay alive. Survival of the fittest is what drives evolution, and our ancestors just happened to "need" evolution more than the apes. Evolutionary process is performed by mutations, which are usually harmful or fatal. For evolution to occur, an incredible chance happened so that the mutation would not harm or kill the new creature.
- Apes and humans evolved from an unknown common ancestor. This ancestor split up and evolved into different species, one became erect and the other continued as it was.
- Humans didn't evolve from apes; rather, we and apes evolved from a common ancestor (who is no longer with us, we have no fossils proving this fact, but we believe it anyway). The relationship is more like cousins than parent-child.
- By a very great chance, humans developed a brain that allows them to think, love, and be individual persons. Christians call this a soul. It elevates us above beasts.
- There are still apes because some apes did not evolve into people. If rocks are crushed into stones, why are there still rocks? There are still rocks because some rocks did not get crushed into stones.
- Different species have evolved according to the conditions and ecological niches they find themselves in. Speciation occurs when a subtle change confers an advantage on a given population.
- It is also important to remember that not all changes of animals mean it has evolved. Animals have great genetic variety, to suit different environments. This is called natural selection.
Let's think of a simple example of changes by natural selection:
If the world were suddenly covered in snow, and polar bear-type predators invaded everywhere, it stands to reason that they'd be more likely to eat dark-colored animals which they could see more easily.
That would give an advantage to animals which, by chance or design, happened to be white. Animals of a usually black type which happened by chance to be *partly* white might also escape the bears. They would then be most likely to breed, passing on the white genes to their offspring.
Over time, through breeding in a selective group, all animals would become white, as the ones least suited to their environment were weeded out. Some species which were unable, by chance, to adapt, would go extinct as the polar bears ate the lot of them.
So, humans have evolved in a different way than chimps, gorillas and orangutans because the requirements of the environment we found ourselves in were different. It was an advantage for us to go in the direction we went, just as it was for the other apes.
Evolution works randomly. Natural Selection works towards the animal's specific needs. The mutation to create more hair in a cold environment would be in a specific population so some humans in the group would have more hair by nature (genetically). These individuals would in turn have a greater chance for survival in the cold environment. As they are selected for by nature their percentages will increase. More of the hairier humans will survive to reproduce and their children will be genetically driven to be hairier. That is just one of the marvelous and logical ways evolution in our nature world occurs.
- Natural selection is variations in genetic genetic variety that changes a species within itself. For instance, say a tribe of fair skinned people traveled to a very hot climate, those people with darker skin would be more likely to survive thereby passing on there dark skinned genes and eventually weeding out the fair skinned people.
- Evolution only occurs when it is necessary. Some apes evolved into man because either they moved to a new environment or their existing environment changed, making evolution necessary for survival. So, the apes who needed to adapt to their new environment through evolution to survive either did so or were wiped out (apparently, they changed, creating the human race), or stayed in a friendly environment, making evolution unnecessary and therefore, nonexistent (the apes in these conditions remained apes).
- Technically, humans are apes.
- Science never said humans evolved from apes. Science said that humans and apes evolved from a common ancestor. That makes humans and apes related species. And those who abhor the idea of humans evolving from apes may be even more incensed to learn that we did not evolve from apes, but from a more primitive species.
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What evidence is there that humans evolved from apes and if so why are primates still present on earth?
The main evidence, though not conclusive, is from skeletal remain that show many similarities, and DNA composition. Many people have some misunderstanding and confusion abou…t evolution and wonder why all animals don't develop into more complex species. There are some that have not changed significantly in millions of years, like the sharks. They've stayed the same for close to 100 million years. As far as the primates, if you think of family heritage playing a role, humans and the other apes descended from a common ancestor. That means that the family split and some changed into humans and other stayed mostly the same. Evolution does not say that all animals should evolve at the same rate or in the same way. In addition, humans are both primates and apes. The classification is as follows: Order: Primates, Family Hominidae (the great apes); Genus: Homo, Species: Homo sapiens. The apes and other primates alive today are not necessarily the same as they were at the time of the split from a common ancestor mentioned above. Pathways diverged countless millions of years ago. One led to humans, another led to the variety of contemporary primate species.
Any primate without a tail like, gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, and more.
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Answer: An ape is any member of the Hominoidea superfamily of primates. Apes are divided into two groups, lesser apes and great apes. Humans, chimpanzees, gorillas, and… orangutans.
well, First off... Its a THEORY we evolved from apes. Repeat, theory. there is no evidence we did. Why Haven't We Evolved Further? Because a species evolves when it needs to …adjust to its environment But when the environment slowly changes, evolution comes in and the animal evolves to adapt to the new environment So, if we haven't evolved anymore, then we are adapted and we don't need change. EDIT: A scientific theory, which is based on a collection of hypothesis, which is gained through observation and EVIDENCE. You are incorrect to say there is no evidence for evolution, there is a vast amount to support it. You ought to look up what it means to be a scientific theory, and why Evolution is considered to be one. It is one of the most common misunderstanding that I see in relation to evolution. We did not evolved from the apes of today, humans and the apes of today SHARE a common ancestor, which is to say that we evolved from another ape (homo erectus). The process of evolution takes so long that it can not be observed, we are talking 100's of thousands of years. This is why you don't see the changes, simply because they occur over a large amount of time, little by little. The apes of today are as evolved as they need to be in order to survive in their habitat, and is why they don't share the intelligence that we humans do. We evolved to best suit our survival. To finish up, we are evolving through natural selection. The most suitable genes are past on to future generations. As I said before, it's impossible to observe this since it takes such a long time to notice a change. -- We all have wisdom teeth right? notice how they come in later in life? Why? Because we USED to use them years ago. when we ate more meat. We needed those extra molers to chew and grind our food. now, people are being born without their wisdom teeth. How? Why? Evolution. our bodies are registering that we don't need them. So, we aren't born with them. You APPENDIX too. We used to need that. for when we ate lots of plants. Now, we don't eat as much. So now it just sits there. it does absolutely nothing. some people say well people are being born with more than 2 arms and legs. this must be evolution!! No... Its called a mutation. it happens wen your just born with it. but, they usually don't pass the gene. Look up natural selection. explains alot. hope i helped.
It is mostly down to body size. Great Apes (gorillas, bonobos, chimpanzees, orangutans, humans) are simply that much bigger than the Lesser Apes (gibbons and siamangs). Grea…t Apes are considered to be more intelligent than the Lesser Apes, and there have been various experiments to show this. Gibbons have not been shown to be able to determine their reflection in mirrors (but it seems to depend on the individual in the Great Apes, since not all individuals can do it!). They were also considered to be unable to use tools, however this was a fault in the experimental method, as Gibbons have considerably longer arms. Once the experimental design took this into account, they did just fine!
Just because something evolves and changes doesn't mean the old one goes totally away. A technology example: people still have wall phones even though mobile cell phones are b…etter in many ways. Just because a new car comes out, not everybody runs to the store to trade in old reliable. This is a common misconception - Humans did not evolve from apes, they ARE apes, and furthermore: apes such as chimps and gorillas are NOT the same as they were when we diverged from our common ancestor 6-8 millions years ago. They have evolved and split off the same as we have. You can also read "The Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin and well worth the read even if it is a little deep! Not all apes were fortunate enough to evolve into humans. Some lagged behind. See 2001 Space Odyssey, where the smart, sensitive monkey kills the dumb, mean monkey with a tapir femur, because a big black rock sent by God told him to.
Apes like to sit around and relax in the shade of the trees.
We didn't evolve from apes because humans are technically apes. Relatively recently, humans diverged from a common ancestor which give rise to us, modern-day chimps, and mode…rn bonobos.
darwin Answer This was in his work 'The Descent of Man.'
Well, they evolved from a guy named Kenyapithecus, who was the common ancestor of chimpanzees and humans. He was a quite primitive, unspecialized ape. The chimpanzee is about …as advanced from him as a human is. He lived about 15,000,000 years ago in East Africa. Ardapithecus, our direct ancestor, is his descendant. Australopithecus came from Ardapithecus; you can see possibly how in the fine film "2001: A Space Odyssey."
No. All he said was that humans and apes have a common ancestor.
Yes, God created humans in the creation week. There are some scientists that believe there are too many flaws along with a lack of fossil evidence for the transition from …common ancestor to apes to humans and so do not accept the theory. +++ The lack of evidence for the details of a particular modern scientific theory does not verify a myth created by a Bronze Age tribe. Yes, it is true that the full evolutionary tree of our species is very hard to establish because fossils from Quaternary land animals are scarce and fragmentary, but that does not mean it did not happen, and the whole field is steadily building by slow steps and reviews and revisions. Creationism is too frightened of uncertainty to accept this normal aspect of the natural sciences, so sticks fast to one ancient, unsupportable belief without question. The actual division in the primate line between the hominids (us lot) and that leading to the chimpanzee and bonobo is vague, and it may yet prove to lie other than where it seems now. It's not too fanciful to ask if the hominid line is actually a lot older that we think (about 4-5My); or even one of its own although all the evidence is for a common ancestry. It still does not mean it did not happen somehow. Palaeontology is a fascinating and awe-inspiring study, and so-called "Creationism" and its illegitimate off-spring "Intelligent Design" merely belittle not only learning and intellectual effort, but also if you believe some deity set it all going, they belittle that too.
Because back then people were pro-christian and his theory of evolution went against what the bible said. +++ It's true that his fiercest critics were frightened Christi…ans, but Christianity does not try to assess why and when and how. The Genesis story is merely a myth from a Bronze Age tribe.Nor did Darwin suggest we are descended from the apes. All the evidence from his work onwards suggests the modern apes evolved alongside our hominid line from a common ancestor about 4-5Mya; but both groups are primates, and we could be said to be a rather highly-developed ape. As our knowledge of molecular biology advances so the mechanism of evolution becomes clearer, but details like our own ancestry are vague because Quaternary land animals left few, and fragmentary, fossils. It's said that when "Origin of the Species" was published one British bishop's wife said something like, "If it's true let us pray that no-one finds out". The real fear of course was perceived loss of power by the Church: if people thought the Bible was not all it was cracked up to be, then neither was the Church as a business.