What are your thoughts and comments on Evolution..

United States
June 24, 2007 1:26am CST
Do you believe we evolved from Apes? Myself, I do not..for one reason..which I need people to explain who do.."If" we evolved from Apes.."why" are the apes still here.. I don't believe anyone has noticed any changes in their features..
7 responses
@oldiebut (859)
• Canada
24 Jun 07
Considering that the reasoning you provide for not believing in evolution has nothing to do with evolution you are arguing from ignorance of the science. Don't believe in it all you want, it is the underpining of modern biology, a fact of science that is continually developing. This is not religion, it does not require your or my faith.
2 people like this
• United States
24 Jun 07
Science can't change the facts!! The apes are still walking here and none of them are changing into humans..Facts are facts..It's not a matter of Faith..This is a plain fact..If we evolved from apes..they should not be walking this earth..they should be gone..we are their evolution?
@oldiebut (859)
• Canada
24 Jun 07
Again, the fact that you know nothing about the science of evolution changes nothing. Here's a starting point for you to consider. Man did NOT evolve from apes. You have some considerable reading to do before you can discuss this subject, this is a good starting point http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/faq/cat01.html Enjoy.
2 people like this
• United States
24 Jun 07
Of course..Ikonw they haven't evolved from apes..but many people say this..
• Thailand
24 Jun 07
Here is your answer. It is from an article in Scientific American. "6. If humans descended from monkeys, why are there still monkeys? This surprisingly common argument reflects several levels of ignorance about evolution. The first mistake is that evolution does not teach that humans descended from monkeys; it states that both have a common ancestor. The deeper error is that this objection is tantamount to asking, "If children descended from adults, why are there still adults?" New species evolve by splintering off from established ones, when populations of organisms become isolated from the main branch of their family and acquire sufficient differences to remain forever distinct. The parent species may survive indefinitely thereafter, or it may become extinct." Now that is taken care of you can accept the process of evolution.
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• United States
24 Jun 07
I respect your explanation.. I do be in some evolution.. I refuse to believe we evolved from apes..which many people say we do.. I know there is an evolution of nature and elements..etc..this is not counter my faith beliefs. I don't believe however that apes..became human..period..end of story Your compariosn of children becoming adults to that of apes and people doesn't really make sense.. Children are already adults just immerging in time.. Apes are not human..they never will be...
@leavert65 (1018)
• Puerto Rico
24 Jun 07
Yeah, that didn't make too much sense to me either. Chang, I take it that analogy is yours. It's ironic that the article attempts to combat ignorance with more ignorance. What they don't tell you is that they don't know WHAT the common ancestor looked like or how apelike or non-apelike it might have been!
@oldiebut (859)
• Canada
24 Jun 07
Why bother people, here are two guys who simply don't understand evolution and believe that provides evidence against it. They won't educate themselves and prefer to live in blissful unawareness, as if that will change anything. Leavert is likely still trying to claim the Catholic Church rejects evolution (it has accepted the science for over 5 decades), I can feel nothing but a sort of pity.
• India
15 Jun 08
It may surprise you but one born again Christian by the name Francis Collins, who is the Director of Human Genome Project, and one of the best scientist in his field, says that genetic study very strongly points to the fact that apes and we human have a common descent. I don't see how evolution can be mutually exclusive with what the Bible says. Even long before Darwin came theologians like Augustine and Origen would not interpret the days of Genesis as literal seven days. I don't know why some people are coming up with this weird interpretation of seven days creation! Blessings!
@Pocari (9)
• United States
8 Jun 08
We share a common ancestor with chimps, gorillas, etc. We technically are still apes. I'm not really sure who this is an objection. But even if we had evolved from them, it's like asking "If children descended from adults, whey are there still adults?"
@ClarusVisum (2163)
• United States
3 Jan 08
Firstly, stating that we "evolved from apes" is a common creationist lie. Humans did not evolve from apes; both humans AND other apes evolved from a common ancestor. Secondly, differentiating "apes" and "humans" is kind of like differentiating "people" and "women". In both cases, the second group is a subset of the first group. Women are people, and humans are apes. That adds another layer to the nonsensical quality of the "humans evolved from apes" claim. Now, this isn't the case with humans and other ape species, but species can also branch off and evolve independently, so even if the above wasn't the case, it would not be impossible for one species to evolve from another, while another population of the same species evolves in a different way because of different environmental factors.
@mimatexas (1840)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I don't believe either that we evolved from the apes. I am a creation of God, he made us like it says in the bible.
24 Jun 07
Because we involved at a different rate. Some things are slower in progress yet greater overall, it depends on them. Not all forms will be able to change so quickly and for prove just search up for a leopard that has changed its spots. We've changed compared to how we used to be there's even studies on this but I myself believe it. ~Joey