“there is overwhelming evidence of ape-human transitional fossils
Then why do we still have apes running around?
Shouldn’t they have “transitioned” by now?
I believe that the missing link is still missing.
It’s worse than that. There’s overwhelming reason to doubt that humans could be descended from hominids or apes.
DNA analysis shows that we share common genes with only 70% of the chimp genome, and we are more like the gorillas (peaceful vegetarians) in 15% of our genome. That gives you another 15% that's not particularly shared with the Great Apes.
Then there are the differences not so apparent where "They" have a gene and "We" don't, or we have a different number of copies, or the copies are stored in different places.
DNA tells us everything we need to know about 'the missing link' ~ and the first thing it says to us is that things are more complex than anyone ever imagined.
Time to read up on epigenetics ~ kind of Lysenko-ish and less Mendelian. Trick is through the magic of methylation you can end up with short circuits in your DNA that give you a beak instead of teeth (if you are a bird ~ for example), or maybe turn you into a gay instead of straight! We've known about mammalian "conditioning" for a very long time ~ but now they are able to put a chemical description to it.
Funniest thing, though I know hundreds of Evangelicals and not a one of them is a young earther. That is mostly a non-issue in their lives.
If Americans came from Europeans - why are there still Europeans?
If Americans came from Europeans - why do we still have Europeans running around?
Same answer to a rather stupid question.