We Homo sapiens are a member of the family of Great Apes, so I guess you could say we share the most traits in common with the other surviving species of apes as opposed to other species in the animal kingdom. However, our closest non-Homo sapien relatives are extinct.
We were created by God. You're right when you question evidence of a common ancestor. Many people tend to think of evolution as a fact, but the truth of the matter is, there is no solid evidence that supports that. Hence why it's called a theory. However at Psalm 19:1 it says, "The heavens are declaring the glory of God; and of the work of his hands the expanse is telling." If you look at how complex we are made, the DNA and RNA structure, the various forms of life, it's too complex to have come about by happenstance. We were wonderfully created. I hope this helps answer your question.
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You just have to keep going back. You and your mailman share a common ancestor pretty recently. You and your dog share an ancestor quite a bit further back. You and the mosquito? You and the shrub growing outside your window? You and the virus that got you sick last winter? Far enough back, there is to be found a living creature that gave rise to your line, and its.