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What made Darwin think humans evolved from monkeys?

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Charles Darwin did not think that humans evolved from monkeys. Rather, he believed, based on many years of research in the fields of Biology and comparative anatomy, that anatomically similar species such as humans, apes, and monkeys probably evolved, over a period of many thousands of years, from a common, ape-like ancestor, now extinct. Recent studies in biology and genetics, using techniques not available in Darwin's time, have confirmed and further clarified his theory. In order to gain a further understanding of Darwin's thinking, you might want to look up "Charles Darwin" and "Evolution" in a variety of encyclopedias, such as Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Darwin). High School and College textbooks of biology may also cover this topic with more or less completeness. Many fine books have also been written on this subject, including Darwin's "The Origin of Species and the Descent of Man" and the fine biographical novel, "The Origin," by Irving Stone.

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