Who here doesn't believe in Evolution?
Who thinks that the whole idea is stupid? Who believes that evolution is where we come from apes, and then wonder why apes don't evolve into humans? Recently I had to explain evolution to someone, and I did it in the following way, which I hope makes it much clearer to you guys that still have the wrong idea of what it really is. --- Imagine you have a pack of dogs, same species. The pack of dogs split up, with one pack moving to the mountains, while the other moves to marsh lands. Over time, the packs start adapting to their new environments, with the marsh dogs growing wider paws, stockier build, perhaps even with some webbing between the toes, while the mountain dogs grow longer legs and become lighter in build to suit the rocky terrain they live in. As time goes by, they adapt more and more, to such an extent that when you later on take 1 of each pack and compare them, they differ from each other immensely. (different species)
So what that boils down to is that the one species did NOT give birth to the other. On contrary - the one pack of dogs had no influence over the other pack at all, since they lived in different regions. They both adapted to their conditions separately, to better survive. Humans and apes are like these two packs of dogs. We started from the same point, but we adapted differently due to the conditions we lived in. Obviously, there's a few more steps between us and the original "pack", but this is a simplified explanation, which I hope you can understand to realize that evolution really isn't that far fetched and weird at all. So we don't come from monkeys, and monkeys did not 'stop evolving' and they will NOT become humans either.
@Fredster - as cr1t explained - the further down the line you go, the more branches you have, the bigger the difference would be when comparing it with the starting point. You say it's all in the DNA, however I believe you're unaware of the fact that they HAVE found the evidence in our DNA to prove that we share a common ancestor. They CAN prove that most life, at some point, shared a common ancestor with each other. The evidence is there, and we have found it.
@greatgodpan - you misread the entire question. I simplified the explanation, but obviously there's not just one generation linking us and apes together. There's many, many generations. If you take a little bit of blue, and add yellow to it...it's not going to change color immediately. It's going to stay blue, and then after a couple of rounds, might start looking blue-green. Only after you added a lot of yellow, possibly as much as there was blue to begin with, will you end up with green.
@ Alicia - How did you come to this conclusion ? " In the absence of an evolutionary explanation, divine special creation remains as the only scientifically viable explanation for the origin of life and of all biological designs"? How can you justify something due not being able to justify something else? If your argument is that evolution can't be justified, and therefore it's not true, then the same can be said about your God, since he too can't be justified, and proven to be real. So can I then argue that the absence of proof of your God, is proof that evolution is real? You will argue that I can't, so why are you?
@ Moannet - Tipiese antwoord van iemand wat niks beter het om by te voeg nie.
@ Conveyancer - please use the following links as answers to your question. Evidence of a common ancestor to all life through Universal biochemical organisation and molecular variance patterns, DNA sequencing, Endogenous retroviruses, Proteins, Pseudogenes and other mechanisms - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evidence_of_common_descent#DNA_sequencing ">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evidence_of_common_descent#DNA_sequencing and The Three domain system - how it all began - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evidence_of_common_descent#DNA_sequencing ">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evidence_of_common_descent#DNA_sequencing I would also like to add that cr1t did make a lot of sense. Even though a fox comes from the dog-like family, they can not mate, just like a lion can't mate with a cat even though they are both felines. So the fact that they are the same, yet different enough to not be able to mate clearly indicates that evolution is pretty viable in the sense that they had the same 'grandparents' yet now they can't mate. So when thinking clearly, you realize that if they started the same, but are different now, evolution MUST have happened
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