why do creationist still believe evoultion means we come from monkeys?
how many time must we explain, once again, the idea of a common ancestor?
i know not all think that, but it does seem like most do.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavourite answer
What are you so afraid of that you ignore the truth?!!
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.
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.
So on each split the original got left behind to stay as it was!
The first true hominid has been shown to almost certainly arrived in the Great Rift Valley but as a product of evolving from it's monkey and ape ancestry!!
In many ways trying to deny these facts is worse than the creationinsts fantasies!!
Both show a desire to ignore the truth!!Source(s): University of California, Santa Cruz. Baylor College of Medicine, Texas
- PhilosoraptorLv 51 decade ago
They haven't evolved. lol
No, but that's the common misinterpretation all creationists say, ever since Darwin suggested that we have a common ancestor, it went out of hand when uneducated people interpreted his words incorrectly. There are no longer any living homo (not homosexual, but the species) related species, they were all out competed by modern man for resources (food, shelter.. etc) and died off as a result.
The reason why we share a common ancestor is because of the small difference in our DNA (roughly 2%, correct me if I'm wrong), and there are some structural similarities in our bodies.. (i.e. bone structure).
- FrizbyLv 71 decade ago
Because that is what the pathetic theory of evolution is exactly saying..
You must be blind not to see that the supposed common ancestor looks like a monkey, it may not supposed to be a monkey but it damn near looks more like a monkey or an ape than it looks like a human..
The supposed invented common ancestor looks like monkeys and apes not humans, are you that blind you cannot see that?..
- 1 decade ago
Its the whole monkeys and humans come from the same ancestor that i just can't agree with. God made monkeys as an animal and humans as people.
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- BelieverLv 51 decade ago
It's a figure of speech we use to frustrate you. Pretty effective, hey?
BTW, you're probably right; "common ancestor" is an idea. Just an idea. Now prove it without using any assumptions whatsoever from beginning to end.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Stop explaining it to them, let them take the class for it..
The lecture requires a high school diploma and enrollment at an accredited college... as well as any prerequisites that must be taken before adding the class.
- KALLv 71 decade ago
Because that's what many were taught...in science classes...20 or more years ago. Just another example of the stupidity of believing the that the current interpretation of any scientific evidence is a "fact" and then teaching it as such in school.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
to be honest, a lot of non-creationist think that too. probably due to the media and their representation of human evolution. for example, you see pictures of a monkey, then a caveman, then a modern day human.
- IdentityLv 51 decade ago
because this is what usually happens...
evolutionist: i can prove evolution because--
creationist: WAIT!! THAT'S THE THING THAT SAYS WE COME FROM MONKEYS RIGHT? OMG HOW CAN YOU POSSIBLY SAY WE SUPERIOR BEINGS CAME FROM MONKEYS!!? YOU MUST BE CRAZY!
random people: we are not monkeys! the creationist makes us seem smart! they must be right!
evolutionist: I give up. *head desk*
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Monkeys ?? I always thought it was tadpoles !!!
Not a "creationist" by the way, just a follower of Jesus Christ, our Savior ;]