Sometimes when I read things like this at this site, I wonder how so many people with the IQ of apes manage to use a computer.
Perhaps if you took some time to learn a little about evolutionary theory, to study archeology, to try to understand the EVIDENCE and mechanisms of evolution, you wouldn't pose stupid questions like that one.
All the creationists out there could stand to do the same. Isn't it about time for you people to face reality and understand that the story of creation is a FABLE? I swear, sometimes you Bible-thumpers remind me a lot of Clintonites - "Don't confuse me with facts! What am I going to believe, my eyes, or some guy with a funny hat?"
The previous replies to this I think where a bit to lofty, or a bit to snooty. I'll try and get it down to where you can understand it.
You know, evolution works kind of like doggie families. The Great Dane goes to visit the Cocker Spaniel one afternoon. And a little while later there's a whole batch of puppies that are bigger than the Cocker, and have longer hair than the Dane. But then the Dane visits another Dane, and you have a bunch of puppies that look just like the Dane! Isn't that special!
Now you have TWO bunches of doggies that don't look like each other. Great big ones with short hair. And medium sized ones with longer hair.
All you have to do is repeat the process for a few million generations, and you'll have two bunches of animals that are different species.[/babytalk]
Just as an asside, there's been lots of discussion on these threads about macro vs. micro evolution. I propose that we can see macro evolution, in the human community right now. Downs syndrome people do not have the same DNA count as normal people. Therefore (please don't anyone take offense here), they are technically not human. I'm not sure the results when Downs people have children, if they can. And it might be said that this genetic mutation is a "failure". But if instead it resulted in a stronger, or smarter, or some other mutation that was more successful, I believe that in a few short number of generations you would see an entirely different "humanoid" species.
Apparently...no one's told you of the new developements that Clintigula's NEA have discovered.
Yea, the tree doesn't fall far from the apple.
Good question. We and the apes had a common ancestor. That's why we're both here.
I see no conflict with dogs being descendent from a common ancestor of the wolf and co-existing with wolves. Likewise humans can co-exist with other species that descended from an earlier common ancestor.
History makes me wonder that if we came form the British, then why is England still here?
Ponder those two questions side by side, grasshopper, and eventually all will become clear. :-)
I used to date a girl who though she evolved from a venus fly trap.