7.25.2017

Humans did not evolve from chimpanzees, any other apes, or any monkeys that we see on the planet today.



"Go to google.com and type in the word “evolution.” Then click on the “Images” tab and you will see the same image, or a variant of it, displayed over and over again. We have all seen the picture before. It was originally coined “The March of Progress” and is supposed to display human evolution throughout history."


This afternoon I am enjoying a 1:00 coffee break and found myself (through a click of a click of a click) on a page where I was reading about the myth, misinformation (whatever you wish to call it) that humans evolved from chimpanzees... or any other monkey or ape for that matter.

If you love this topic or have an interest, this blog is awesome to read through and interesting; I suggest you check it out.  Source

"Humans did not evolve from chimpanzees, any other apes, or any monkeys that we see on the planet today. Instead, we all share common ancestry. This means that approximately 65 million years ago, a time period that represents less than 1.5% of the age of our planet, there existed a “base primate” species. This base primate species was not the same as any primate species that we know today. However, it would have had characteristics of each group of primates. As time passed, its genetic information would have been warped slowly and new groups would have formed as the progeny of this original population began separating from one another."





"This tree shows which groups formed first, from left to right (Primates, Haplorhini/Strepsirrhini, Simiiformes/Tarsiiformes, etc.) and some of the subdivisions that occurred within the primate lineage in order to form the Homo clade. This is where humans reside. We are known as Homo sapiens. We are also not the only group that has ever existed that falls within the genus Homo. However, we are the only group of Homo that is still alive today. That is why our closest living relative is the chimpanzee, a species that falls under the genus Pan (Pan troglodytes). As you can see, we do not directly come from chimpanzees. Instead, we simply share common ancestry with them."



If you love this topic or have an interest, this blog is awesome to read through and interesting; I suggest you check it out.  Source