Why do you rant about this and try to deny the scientific proof?!!
Primates are mammals that include lemurs, monkeys, apes and humans.
The Strepsirrhini, or “wet-nosed” primates, which include lemurs and lorises, branched off around 63 million years ago.
Old World monkeys and apes divided from New World monkeys about 40 million years ago.
Aegyptopithecus zeuxis, which probably resembles the common ancestor of New World monkeys and apes, lived about 29 million years ago.
The apes split from Old World monkeys about 25 million years ago.
Humans and chimpanzees diverged 5-7 million years ago.
So yes on each split the original got left behind to stay as it was! But why do you think they were unlucky? I am sure that many of the "left behind" species are perfectly happy as they are and that there are a good many humans that would not mind trading places with them!!!
Of the macaque's nearly 3 billion DNA base pairs, 93.5 per cent are identical to those in the human genome. This is not unexpected for a species whose lineage diverged from our own about 25 million years ago. The human and chimp genomes, which diverged just 6 million years ago, are about 98 per cent identical.
One puzzling discovery is that several mutations that cause genetic diseases in humans - such as phenylketonuria and Sanfilippo syndrome, which lead to mental retardation - are the normal form in macaques and, presumably, our own ancestors.
The Pope, Catholic Church, Church of England and mainstream churches all accept evolution and the big bang!!
Lord Carey the former Archbishop of Canterbury put it rather well – “Creationism is the fruit of a fundamentalist approach to scripture, ignoring scholarship and critical learning, and confusing different understandings of truth”!!
Nice that christians and atheists can agree and laugh together even if it is at your expense!!
University of California, Santa Cruz.
Baylor College of Medicine, Texas
· 1 decade ago