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
- 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
- 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
Let's think of a simple example of changes by natural
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
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
- 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