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If dogs evolved from wolves why are threre still wolves roaming the world ?

also if we the human evolved from apes or monkeys why are there still apes and monkeys ????? im confused

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Sort of like if you are driving down the highway towards the city, and there is a ramp off to the right that goes in a somewhat similar direction, but you end up in a slightly different city. If you take the side road, it doesn't stop the original road from taking others to that original destination.

Same with evolution - certain animals may evolve based on certain conditions, but that doesn't mean that every single one of them will, especially if they are not all subject to the same conditions, or located in the same area. Plus in the case of dogs specifically they were bred to be domesticated.

Also, as to humans and apes, humans did not evolve from apes. Humans and apes shared a common ancestor in the WAY (millions of years) distant past.

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Brilliant answer!
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Please define "animals may evolve based on certain conditions".
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Username_not_listed: over long periods of time animals and humans evolve in ways that help them to be better suited to the conditions that they are living in. Conditions in the Sahara for example, are entirely different than conditions in the Arctic, which would account for changes that a species might go through (over time) if it were to somehow move from one place to the other.
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To "Sephira": "Over long periods of time animals and humans evolve in ways that help them to be better suited to the conditions that they are living in." Can you give me some examples, please?
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very good example Sephira
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I guess not.
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Because they're better evolved for that certain area. We don't have the tail to go swinging around trees, and some dogs can't exactly survive where the wolves do.

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Personally, I think a tail would be nice.
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Dogs didn't evolve, per say, but were bred to be different from their ancestors. Originally, there were just wolves. But over hundreds of thousands of generations of breeding certain traits and genes, there are different forms of dogs. But there are still wild wolves, which, in essence, are modern dog ancestors. Now, your ape question: There is no physical evidence that proves we were apes, but we did, supposedly, share a similar ancestry and over a long time developed certain traits that passed down, where other apes just didn't have the need to develop those traits.

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Evolution of a species into a different species doesn't "eliminate" the old species. It remains as it was, and the individuals that inherited the difference move away as they no longer fit it. Early humans (not quite human yet) were called "hominids" and moved away from the apes they no longer fit in with. The apes continued their lives and since their environment didn't change too drastically, managed to survive until today. I would suggest reading some non-religious texts on evolution.

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So would I. You can see how silly macro-evolution is.
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Once you stop relying on magic to explain everything, evolution makes a lot of sense and there is a massive amount of information that proves it. This myth of "macro evolution" vs. "micro-evolution" is the latest pathetic attempt by magic-believers to try to convince themselves that the world works by magic,. not the laws of physics and chemistry.
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To rghurst: First, I'm only going to comment to you under your comment from now on. 2nd, I don't believe in magic. I do believe in a loving God who made the whole world and will save us from our sins, but not magic.
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One thing, this kind of evolution (macro evolution) is false. It is unproven, impossible to test, and silly. There is no proof of it. The world was made by God and so is everything in it. He made you and He loves you.

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Though god has made everything in the world, the fact that the world has evolved cannot be disproved. With what god has given us, we have created fire. Same goes for the adaptations of a dog from a wolf. In no way am I saying god does not exist, all I am saying is that adaptions can occur to maintain survival.
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Right. Adaptions and "macro-evolution" are very different things. I'm not saying adaption is fake, just "macro-evolution".
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Though I am uncertain, from factual point of view, if macro-evolution is fact or false, in my opinion, i concur
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The difference between "macro" and "micro" evolution is propaganda made up by anti evolution creationists. Those terms don't exist in evolutionary science.
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All im saying is species adapt, dogs evolved from wolves to adapt to new a way of life, I want no part in an evolution vs anti evolution fight
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There is evidence of recent (relatively speaking) evolution within the human genome - http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/03/0308_060308_evolution.html
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To raveneman: "Macro-evolution" is without a microscope. "Micro-evolution" is with a microscope. It's not propaganda, it's a scientific term. It is found "evolutionary" science.
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To sephira: I don't see any kind of darwinian evolution there.
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Listen im a christian but i dont like jesus freaks shoving GOD MADE THE EARTH no no no it was made from supernovas which are planets exploding over millions of years and alot of space dust earth was born and everything on earth ( my opinion ) evolved from little ameeba things in the water aka single celled organisms
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To "beastzach152251:": Tell me something, Genesis 1:1 King James Version (K.J.V.) 1. "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth". How can you say you are a Christian and believe in the "big bang" when the Bible CLEARLY says the "big bang" is false?
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Furthermore: Genesis 1:20-28
20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

And you believe in macro-evolution.
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And zach leaves.
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I wouldnt say they have evolved from wolves, dogs are more of a dissident of the wolf. The reason dogs are different from wolves is because they have been domesticated. Its like a lion is to a cat. The cat is a dissident of the lion, and yes they have technically evolved, but because their living conditions now call for it. Cats are not huge and have extremely large teeth because cats do not need these features when a human can feed them. Dogs do not run in a herd because they no longer need to to survive by hunting in a pack. I am in no way disproving anyone, but my reasoning is this.

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I'm so tired of answering this stupid question. It is only asked by people who think the world works by magic: Wolves "turned into" dogs, monkeys "turned into" humans. Evolution is not some mystical single event where one animal magically transforms into another. That's religion, not science. Evolution works by small changes in populations. Some of the animals give birth to offspring that are slightly different, the other animals do not. Over time, the ones that are different continue to exhibit more differences through random genetic mutations. Eventually there are two different populations that are genetically different enough that they do not interbreed. This is speciation. There are still wolves for exactly the same reason that there are collies, bulldogs, and boxers: some animals changed in one way, some changed in other ways, all survived. Once you stop thinking that magic actually works you can start to understand science.

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To rghurst: "Turned-into" is just easier than saying "over lots of years, this animal slowly (through mutations) became a new kind of animal". It still means the same thing.
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No it doesn't. The question is "if wolves turned into dogs why are there still dogs." The question implies magical change of all of the wolves instead of the incremental partial changes to a few individuals that actually occur. It's a result of trying to apply magical (religious) ideas to scientific (factual) concepts.
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To "rghurst": What "beastzach152251"'s problem is it that he/she thinks that all wolves "changed". Your problem is that you are saying that magical = religious, and evolution = fact. Both of those statements are wrong.
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Magic is by definition the belief that things can happen because of the will of a supernatural being in defiance of the laws of physics. That's the same definition as religion. (God spoke and the universe was created from nothing: pure magic). Science by definition deals with reality: facts. My statements are accurate and true.
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Wow i sparked a fight :c
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So "rghurst", where did the matter come from that was in the "big bang"? And the energy? Where did those come from?
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People who say "god did it by willing it" have to believe in magic: that's exactly what magic is. It's irrational to believe in the Jewish creation myth (its not Christian-it's old testament) and also say you don't believe in magic. But religion is all about being irrational.
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Tell me some thing. Is it magic to make something?
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Yes, I know, there is no space in "something". Sorry.
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We also have a misunderstanding here. "Magic", in the sense of thing like "voodoo dolls", no. "Magic" in the sense of a higher power (poor definition of magic, my older dictionary does not say a higher power is magic. That was put there to make me look stupid), yes. And why is it irrational to believe in God?
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Not enough information: make a cake? Make a noise? Make a planet appear from nothing? 1 & 2: no magic; #3 requires that the laws of physics be violated, so its magic.
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If you believe that there is some sort of superbeing with all these powers, why just one? Makes more sense to posit a population of such beings. Thousands, probably millions of them.
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Did you know that God is not confined to laws of science? He made the laws and is not confined to them. And why does it make more sense to believe in many "gods" . There are other things besides God though. Like angles, demons, satan; but only God is to be worshiped though. In the book of Isaiah, the angles are saying God rules over them. In the book of Job, satan himself asks God for permission to do stuff. Proving that God is above all. And weather it makes more sense or not doesn't matter. It is what it is because God said it is what it is. What does matter is that you know that God loves you.
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Thanks for making my point for me. "God is not confined to laws of science." That's the definition of magic - powers, actions, etc. that defy the laws of science. And, you have not addressed my other question of why is there only one? It is not logical to assume that only one of a species exists, it is more in line with the laws of nature that many individuals of any particular kind exist. Your only answer is to quote a book written by humans 2500 years ago, not really very compelling evidence, is it?
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Once again, God is not confined to laws of science. You can't say "you can't do that" when the law does not apply to you. It's like saying "you can't buy that" to a man who is the right age, and has the right I.D., to buy beer. And please drop the fight over magic. That was defined as religion recently to make Christians look dumb. Just like the word "gay". It used to mean happy, it no longer does.
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Looks like "rghurst" is gone.
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Yup. He/she is gone. Good bye if you see this rghurst. I waited over 19 hours for you. Bye.
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