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Do you believe that people came from monkeys?

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It's a fact humans and apes share a common ancestor.

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common ? who what was it is there any evidence other than speculation cuz that's kinda the whole thing
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It's not just speculation. There are fossilized simians.
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It is absolutely not just speculation that we do have a common ancestor with apes. The earliest bipedal hominin is thought to be either Sahelanthropus or Orrorin with Ardipithecus. Gorillas and chimps diverged around the same time (4-6 million yrs ago). It is debated that either Sahelanthropus or Orrorin are our last shared ancestor with them. Those early bipedals later evolved into the australopithecines and later to the genus Homo. It is still being debated and studied. This so much more than just wild guesses.
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If humans evolved from monkeys, then why are there still monkeys?!
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Obviously you ignored everything I said and what others have said. We did not evolve from monkeys. We have a COMMON ANCESTOR.
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I believe some people are still monkeys!!

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helixaqua

No..but from a distant relative of apes. We humans branched off and became our own disaster of evolution.

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Haha you've got a way with words Darth Helix!
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Disaster of evolution....great way of putting it!!
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Lol!! Thanks...I try to be educational and honest :D
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But why a "disaster?"
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The human ego...the quickest evolving entity in the universe. Our downfall to humanity.
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If you go back far enough EVERY animal came from the same single-cell organisms. Monkeys are not our direct ancestors, more like a distant cousin on the same family tree.

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In that case...incest sounds nasty :D
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Absolutely!!!
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Ha...my first comment disappeared for a bit XD
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Ya can't use the i word!
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Suzie17

No, at least not my family hahaha!!

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yepper, all swung from tree to tree at one time

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If humans evolved from monkeys then why are there still monkeys?!?
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lol, no such thing as evolving. God made everything.
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Evolution is a proven fact. Humans and monkeys share a common ancestor. That's like saying "if Americans came from other countries, why are there still other countries?
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lol, monkeys don't turn into humans
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And ignorance doesn't constitute education yet confidence is found in both- they must have a common ancestor.
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hmmm........maybe your right, Tarzan swung from tree to tree. lol
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did you read what I said about your question on evolution

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No lol
Some people are monkeys I think they are because of they have a lot sins... Idk but at least that's what I heard :3

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Monkeys are sinners??? Everyone has lots of sins.
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Oh well I guess we all are monkeys xD
Jk but I think big sins like they had disrespected Their god
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I'm with Slickwilly on this one

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monkeys? not necessarily. We are apes however and share a common ancestor with the other great apes.

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Call your self a ape .if your and ape .But we the rest of us are people humans and we pursued by God for salvation the apes aren't .God loves us we are made in the image of God.
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Your an ape and you can't escape biology though the truth eludes your understanding.
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If humans evolved from apes then how are there still apes?!?
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We are apes -_-
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Your on a train ride that's missing tracks ahead .You need to realize that and focuse on your relationship with Jesus Christ before its to late our souls are at stake for eternal life it's not just a little thing about monkeys and humans it is rejecting God What are you going to do about that .?
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When you talk like you do you continuously denie God that is not a win win situation that's a loosing battle you chose to fight and You know it .
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I'm not going to do anything about your baseless speculation because I have no reason to believe it means anything but the incoherent babble of mad religious ranting. I'm not looking for a win win- I'm interested in the truth and that is the only real win. Falling down your slippery slope and accepting logical fallacy as good logic is not on my priorities and ceaseless assertions that god exists with persuasive arguments in place of evidence will never convince me to throw my consistent logic, reason and common sense away. God can knock on my door til his hand bleeds if he refuses to show me evidence.
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No

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Monkeys were created by God and so were people.

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I hate monkeys they bite
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lol
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So our tails were did they go up our but
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Who gave us a nose job ?
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Why do we were cloths and they don't have to ?
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Why did our arms shrink ?
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They could be usefull .
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Why do they have big lips and some of us don't ?
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Why do men monkeys don't care about the boobies on the girl monkey like humans do?
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That has to be the dumbest set of claims against evolution I've ever heard.

You apparently don't realize that every year human babies are born with tails when the latent genes remaining from our ancestry switch on by accident.
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I guess you have a tail and it's perfectly normal and your full of furr
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Seriously, kid- learn biology. Grow up.
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You !
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If nothing else proved your immaturity, that ^ would be it.
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No it wouldn't
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No. No, it would.

The dumbest set of claims against evolution was putting it nicely.
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Hey I'm just telling you the facts .
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No you aren't- you're exposing just how ignorant you are, both in general and of science specifically.
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The facts speak for there self
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Fly- Why yes, yes they do- all of which point to you being blissfully ignorant of your own scientific inadequacy.
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The facts show fly here is a dimwitted twit, to be honest. An immature one at that.
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Names will never hurt me .No reason for that I'm just telling you the facts .You will thank me latter .Hand of God .
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You don't have any facts. You're so dim you actually think the fact we wear clothes somehow disproves evolution.
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We have master minds we invent we produce progress we change the world were have I never seen a monkey do some great research to eliminate a terrible disease or send a rocket to the moon or get a job as a scientist or Dr.or build a beautiful city by the bay .They are animals and will always be they in no way compare to us in any way they go by instinct we are driven by spirit and conciouse and morals and we worship.No .Monkeys are not in the same category as people .You have tried to take the credit out of Gods hands for His wondrous work He's has done.and no matter what You say that glory goes to God not the filthy monkeys .
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But nothing not even the truth will sway you because it's not about truth it's about rejecting God .Nothing else .So you will run around the world and tell every one there's no hope that your worthless like a filthy monkey and there are no mirrical cure of diseases when you die nothing expect nothing .When there's trouble there is no advocate morals right and wrong are not absolute there are no boundaries with what is right and wrong .Keep up the good work .In the mean time .We really are fearfully and wonderfully made we were made in the image of God Who Is our Father .We are forgiven we are loved and pursued by God for fellowship friendship we have a purpose a reason for living .We are protected by the King of the universe we are secure in knowing that our reward fallows our eternal peace our rest from this life we will gain every thing and We have every thing we need by having Jesus in our life we need nothing more ever than that
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You might want to see a doctor and get on son medication- you're crackers, kid.
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Lmoa he's bonkers. I get the vibe he's rocking back and forth, hands clasped in front of knees regurgitating what his priest told him to pacify his questioning. Looks like someone fisted his brain til cold dead stare.
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The truth is foreign to you but lies are happily excepted by you. Nothing new there .
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It really doesn't surprise me .
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Your very rebellious .What word is rebellious derived from and you get your answer of your personality check it out.
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A rebel? Against what? Bad evidence? Erroneous claims? Mental monarchy? You? I don't believe flagrant BS, I don't think that constitutes me as being a rebel- it means I'm not a sap.
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Yes, lies ARE excepted by me- I don't trick with them. "Excepted" means "left out".

Your spelling is so horrible you even use words that give the opposite meaning to what you intended.

And for the love of English, "you're" means "you are". "Your" means "belonging to you". This is elementary school level grammar you screw up, and we're supposed to believe someone who can't grasp contractions has some mystical knowledge of the "truth"?
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Wow lmao, well put skep.
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Every single comment has massive spelling and grammar errors. It's like he was taught English by someone who only spoke Swahili.
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Yea. I feel bad for stupid people some times...
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You never answered what word is rebellious taken from what root word?
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Like you even know.

It's from the Latin "rebellare"; "re" meaning "opposite or against" and "bellare" meaning "wage war". This word is completely inappropriate for this discussion, which was about you not understanding science (or anything, including the English language).
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How do you always make it so funny skep? You have such a serious tone but a comedic undertone to everything. Your wordsmithing is beautiful :) <3
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Many thanks, my friend. I'm told it's because I'm a cynic, but I prefer to see myself as a sarcastic realist.
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That sounds nicer and I think it's more true about you. Although ill take a cynic over an optimist any time.
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My husband just said I'm more of a "lovably acerbic curmudgeon".

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I feel like I just got to know you really well haha your husband probably has an accurate read.
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@flybynight: The space goes after the period.
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Stick to the facts .im just stating the facts
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And the facts are you no matter how you try can never ever get a monkey to turn into a human .Nice try .
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So they try real hard to discredit Him .When the proof shows God created humans and God created monkeys .
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The only thing You can do now is deceive people and teach your lies and remember when you dig one hole you better dig two cause your little theory lie will consume you to if you let it.Trust God with the truth and leave the lies behind and rid your self of this deceit .
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You have no facts. You're an uneducated, ignorant, foolish child. Run along.
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Lol
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If people came from monkeys were did monkeys come from ?
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People didn't come from monkeys- we have a common ancestor with them. That ancestor came from earlier small mammals. I don't know why this is so hard for you.
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So we didn't come from monkeys but from othere small animals .You really expect me to believe that .Well you just changed your theory lie into a incredible fiction novel comedy but UN fortunately il never entertain the thought of giving it a second glance.
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You lost your case .
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Just because you are too stupid to understand biology doesn't make it any less true kid.
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What about those “ape-men” depicted in schoolbooks, encyclopedias and museums?

“The flesh and hair on such reconstructions have to be filled in by resorting to the imagination. . . . Skin color; the color, form, and distribution of the hair; the form of the features; and the aspect of the face—of these characters we know absolutely nothing for any prehistoric men.”—The Biology of Race (New York, 1971), James C. King, pp. 135, 151.

“The vast majority of artists’ conceptions are based more on imagination than on evidence. . . . Artists must create something between an ape and a human being; the older the specimen is said to be, the more apelike they make it.”—Science Digest, April 1981, p. 41.

“Just as we are slowly learning that primitive men are not necessarily savages, so we must learn to realize that the early men of the Ice Age were neither brute beasts nor semi-apes nor cretins. Hence the ineffable stupidity of all attempts to reconstruct Neanderthal or even Peking man.”—Man, God and Magic (New York, 1961), Ivar Lissner, p. 304.

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Science Digest stated: “The remarkable fact is that all the physical evidence we have for human evolution can still be placed, with room to spare, inside a single coffin! . . . Modern apes, for instance, seem to have sprung out of nowhere. They have no yesterday, no fossil record. And the true origin of modern humans—of upright, naked, toolmaking, big-brained beings—is, if we are to be honest with ourselves, an equally mysterious matter.”—May 1982, page 44.

What About Human Evolution?

Look up the topic of human evolution in many textbooks and encyclopedias and you will see a series of pictures—on one side a stooped, apelike creature followed by creatures that have progressively more upright posture and larger heads. At the end stands modern man. Such renderings along with sensational media reports of the discovery of so-called missing links give the impression that there is ample evidence that man evolved from apelike creatures. Are such assertions based on solid evidence?

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<<PART 3>>

WHAT THE FOSSIL EVIDENCE ACTUALLY SHOWS

? Fact: At the beginning of the 20th century, all the fossils that were used to support the theory that humans and apes evolved from a common ancestor could fit on a billiard table. Since then, the number of fossils used to support that theory has increased. Now it is claimed that they would fill a railroad boxcar.38 However, the vast majority of those fossils consist only of single bones and isolated teeth. Complete skulls—let alone complete skeletons—are rare.

Question: Has the increased number of fossils attributed to the human “family tree” settled the question among evolutionary experts as to when and how humans evolved from apelike creatures?

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Yes, there are plenty of fossils. I notice all of your sources are at least thirty years old, much to old to be considered current in wake of new evidence.
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Answer: No. In fact, the opposite is true. When it comes to how these fossils should be classified, Robin Derricourt of the University of New South Wales, Australia, wrote in 2009: “Perhaps the only consensus now is that there is no consensus.”40 In 2007 the science journal Nature published an article by the discoverers of another claimed link in the evolutionary tree, saying that nothing is known about when or how the human line actually emerged from that of apes. Gyula Gyenis, a researcher at the Department of Biological Anthropology, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary, wrote in 2002: “The classification and the evolutionary place of hominid fossils has been under constant debate.” This author also states that the fossil evidence gathered so far brings us no closer to knowing exactly when, where, or how humans evolved from apelike creatures.
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<<LAST PART>>

What does the Bible say?

The Genesis account states that plants, sea creatures, land animals, and birds were created “according to their kinds.” (Genesis 1:12, 20-25) This description allows for variation within a “kind,” but it implies that there are fixed barriers separating the different kinds. The Bible account of creation also leads us to expect that new types of creatures would appear in the fossil record suddenly and fully formed.
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@zoologicalrevival (Look at the source below your comment) Its from a few years ago. I have many more to support what I have said from recent publications. If you would like I can share those too. The results from the recent publications are very similar to the older ones.
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You very disingenuously suggest that scientists somehow do not agree that we evolved from a common ancestor we share with monkeys and later, apes.

Sorry, but scientists like myself simply quibble on the exact "when", not the FACT that it happened. Also, "kind" is a nonsense creationist term with no scientific meaning. We've witnessed both adaption and speciation. Evolution happens- get over it already.
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It actually seems a little humorous that such ignorance is perpetuated. Evolution is obvious when you just think intuitively, the science behind it just anchors the theory. My professor is theist and he even makes fun of anti-evolutionists because its so obvious.
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no, i dont think i came from a monkey, thanks.....

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You have the same grammatical capacity as one.
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No. It's not a matter of belief, as it's a scientific fact. However, I do know that humans did not evolve from monkeys. We and monkeys are derivatives of a common ancestor.

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You have successfully contradicted yourself
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Wait nvm. I read that wrong xD
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no , i believe that we came from Adam&Eve ...

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Biologically speaking that's the wrong answer but religiously speaking you are dead on. Frankly ill seek a doctor over a witch doctor when I'm in trouble though.
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mmm, you believe in something and i believe in something else ...
Allah will judge between us over which we used to differ ...
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Me too!!
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No. We do, however, share a common ancestor with the other great apes.

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Concise and accurate. Lovely jjjj
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Uw 13, I always read ur answers and I'm rarely not impressed :j
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One day this young boy asked his father, Father; where do we come from?
And his father answered and said; "A long time ago there was a man called Adam, and a woman called Eve, and we all derive from them."
And then the young boy went to his mother and asked the same question; Mom; where do we come from?
And the mother said; "all human beings began as reptiles, and then they evolved into monkeys, and after a process of time they transformed into human beings."
So the boy went back to his father and said;" Father! You say we came from Adam and Eve, and mom says; we came from monkeys. what should I believe?"
So the father said; "my son; I was talking about my side of the family".

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Haha nice!
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Cute
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So cute! Good one.
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I like that
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LMFAO xD
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No. Science doesnt think that anymore either. The theory has changed - as theories do. Now, according to science, humans and apes/monkeys come from a common ancestor but evolved along different evolutionary paths.
I dont really buy that either - and yet, wouldnt it be ironic if thats what happened to Cain? He devolved into monkeys and apes? Hmmmm...

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No! Absolutely not! Think about it logically for a second....
A. I think monkeys would be horribly offended if they knew that we thought we came from them.... haha
B. Look around you, do you really think that something as complex as us, or even another animal, could form over millions and billions of years? Heck, even to form that 'first single cell that floated around in the ocean and was zapped by lightning' it would have needed to be zapped continuously, and even that wouldn't have done much considering all the harmful gases floating around in the air. Also, since the lightning was zapping all over the earth, how the heck would it have hit the same place simultaneously. ALSO....WHERE THE HECK DID THE LIGHTNING COME FROM?
Oh...and think about the missing link....did you get the fact that it's stilll....MISSING.....oh my goodness...

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Actually, evolution is a scientifically proven fact. The fossil record tells us that it could indeed take place, as well as thousands of others including the famous peppered moth experiment. Abiogenesis is not evolution. The cell went through a complex process that has been replicated in laboratory conditions, not necessarily involving electricity. Anyway, evolution has nothing to do with lightning, but it didn't have to come from something. Basic physics explains how electricity is formed.
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It wouldn't have to zap continuously, either. You're thinking of a defibrillator, which I had to use after reading this answer. Life on earth evolved to take advantage of the atmosphere, not the other way around.
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There is no "missing link", that was coined by creationists. Tiktaalik is one transitional form, but all species are transitional, as evolution is an ongoing process, so all fossils are transitional. Oh my goodness....
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There is no evidence for creation or god. Where did your sky fairy come from? Creationism is not science.
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Just because you don't understand science does not make the answer magic gods, dear.
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The fall from perfection explains why the human body, though marvelously designed, is susceptible to deformities and disease. Evolution is therefore incompatible with the Bible. Evolution presents modern man as an improving animal. The Bible presents modern man as the degenerating descendant of a perfect man.
The idea that God directed evolution in order to produce man is also incompatible with what the Bible says about God’s personality. If God guided the process of evolution, it would mean that he guided mankind into its present diseased and distressed state. However, the Bible says of God: “The Rock, perfect is his activity, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness, with whom there is no injustice; righteous and upright is he. They have acted ruinously on their own part; they are not his children, the defect is their own.” (Deuteronomy 32:4, 5) Therefore, mankind’s present suffering is not the result of God-directed evolution. It is the result of one man’s losing perfection for himself and his offspring by rebelling against God.
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Evolution is a scientific fact.
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Evolution is a theory. Even scientists say that evolution cannot be fully proven. For example, Astronomer Robert Jastrow says: “To their chagrin [scientists] have no clear-cut answer, because chemists have never succeeded in reproducing nature’s experiments on the creation of life out of nonliving matter. Scientists do not know how that happened.”—The Enchanted Loom: Mind in the Universe (New York, 1981), p. 19.

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I am a scientist- a biologist to be specific.

In science, theories explain facts. That evolution occurs is a fact. How and the overall theme is the theory. There is nothing higher than a theory in science because in science everything must be falsifiable.

Your quote is also from (a) someone who is not a biologist or chemist and thus has no authority on evolution or abiogenesis and (b) apparently is so uninformed on the topic he actually mistakes abiogenesis(how life first formed) with evolution (how life changed over time) despite the fact that they are completely separate and not reliant on one another.
Claiming evolution has anything to do with how life got here is one of the first clues a person doesn't even know what evolution is.
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Also- that was over thirty years ago. That's a huge amount of time in science, and research on abiogenesis has advanced greatly in that time.
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We share a common ancestor. Only creationists try to claim evolution says we "came from monkeys".

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Maybe if I move my arms around while I talk people will believe what I'm telling them .Yea right .
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What on earth are you talking about?
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I was told by an evolutionist that we came from monkeys. Yet again, kitten is WRONG
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No you weren't. And there is no such thing as an "evolutionist"- just people who accept facts versus creationists.

I'm a biologist, kid. I am not wrong about science. Now run along, and perhaps read a book other than your bible for once.
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