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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 3 months ago

If humans came from monkeys then why are there still monkeys around?

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  • 3 months ago
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    Don't forget that evolution is simply a theory.. 

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    • 3 months agoReport

      So is relativity and gravity and tectonic plate movements, and cell structure, and cellular life, and oxygen combustion, and planetary movement around a star, and ........, dumbasss

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  • Paul
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    3 months ago

    No-one ever claimed that humans evolved from monkeys. That is a silly misrepresentation thrown around by fundamentalist Protestants. The fact is that all living primates - monkeys, apes and humans - have some ancient ancestors in common.

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  • 3 months ago

    After humans evolved, non-ancestral monkeys never got the memo that they were all supposed to go extinct.

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  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    3 months ago

    Garbage in=garbage out

    your question is garbage

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  • MARK
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    1. Humans did not evolve from monkeys. We evolved from a species of ape which is a common ancestor we share with the Bonobo and Chimpanzee.

    2. If there are, say, two populations, let's call them X and Y of a species we will call A it is possible one of those populations may evolve into another species, which we will call B. If population X was the one that evolved into species B there is no reason why population Y will not continue to exist and so will species A. Evolution is not like some linear succession.

    3. If you are going to even begin to make an argument against evolution at least argue against what the scientific theory of biological evolution says. To do otherwise only makes you look ignorant and silly.

    • Chris2 weeks agoReport

      Mark, I bet you still look like an ape. Perhaps you need to start your own thread and find the answers as to what makes you so salty.

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  • 3 months ago

    Dogs came from wolves, and wolves are still around.

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  • Pearl
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    3 months ago

    cause not all of them became humans

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  • 3 months ago

    You and your first cousin both came from your grandfather.  Your first cousin is better looking, taller, and smarter than you are.  So, why do you still exist?

    How come people who ask about monkeys never think about:

    Humans came from fish, so why are there still fish around?

    Humans came from one fish lineage.  There were other fish lineages around.  There are some places where "being a fish" is better than "being a human."  We haven't managed to kill all the fish yet.

    Now apply what you learned about fishes to monkeys.

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    • MARK
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      3 months agoReport

      I admire you for trying but these people are simply stupid and they don't care in the truth. That's why they don't ask a sensible question like the one your suggest.

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Didn’t you ask this already a few months ago. 

    As everyone explained to you, we did not come from monkeys. We share a common ancestor.  Monkeys are like our really really distant relatives. 

    Did you know that roaches and lobsters are distant cousins. They have a common ancestor. 

    • Bulldog redux
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      3 months agoReport

      We did come from a monkey species that lived about 24 million years ago.  But that monkey ancestor gave rise to the first ape, and from then on it was apes all the way down.

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  • 3 months ago

    If you came from your parents, then why are your parents still around?

    • Ian
      Lv 6
      3 months agoReport

      beats me, I'd have given him up for adoption

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