The number one thing that can piss me off faster that you can blink. When people try to dispute evolution by saying, "If we evolved from monkeys why are there still monkeys?"

First off, the ignorance shines through when they cannot even get the basic concept of evolution correct. The theory of evolution states that we evolved from a COMMON PRIMATE ANCESTOR.

Common- of or relating to a community at large, belonging to or shared by two or more individuals or things or by all members of a group, occurring or appearing frequently

AKA- we can trace the evolution line back to a common source.

Primate- any of an order of mammals ( Kingdom, phylum class, ORDER, family genus, species) that are characterized especially by advanced development of binocular vision, specialization of the appendages for grasping, and enlargement of the cerebral hemispheres and that include humans, apes, monkeys, and related forms (as lemurs and tarsiers)

Now let's break down the human into it's 7 biological classifications of Humans

 Kingdom - Animala or Metazoa - Can move around, specalized sense organs,...
(Subkingdom) - Metazoa or Eumetazoa - Distinguishes the rest of the animals from sponges
Note: The second classification above, K: Metazoa and SK: Eumetazoa, tends to be more popular now.
(Branches) - bilateria: coelomate: deuterostome
(Grade) - Bilateral - bilaterally symmetrical (front/back, left/right)
(sub-grade) - Coelomata - True body cavities
(SuperPhylum) - Deuterostomia - Develop (embryo) mouth second
Phylum - Chordata - Hollow nerve cord
Some places show SuperPhylum = Chordata and
Phylum = Craniata - bilateral symmetry, bone and/or cartilage
(Plants use Division instead of phylum)
(Subphylum) - Vertebrate - backbone
Euteleostomi - Bony vertebrates
(Superclass or Infraphylum) - Gnathostomata - jawed vertebrates
Class - Mammalia - Hair, Mammary glands for nursing young
(Subclass) - Theria - Live births.
All mammals except monotremes - egg laying e.g. platypus.
(Infraclass) - Eutheria - Placental (unborn children carried in the uterus)
(SuperOrder) - Euarchontoglires
Order - Primate - (Monkeys) - Binocular vision (forward eyes) - opposable thumbs
(Suborder) - Haplorrhini (Anthropoidea & Tarsiodea) - Simple dry nose
Rotating sholder and elbow joints allowing them to swing from their arms.
(Infraorder) - Catarrhini - Downward facing, narrow nostrils
or Simiiformes
(Parvorder) - Catarrhini
(Superfamily) - Hominoidea (Apes) Absence of tails, rounded molars, color vision.
Family - Hominidae - (Great apes) - Complex social behaviors, larger body,
Skeletal modifications for semi-upright posture, 32 teeth
(SubFamily) - Homininae (hominines) - Gorilla, Chimp, Human
(Tribe) - Hominini or hominins - canine tooth, which looks more like an incisor.
Toe bone improved for moving bipedally.
Genus - Homo "man" - Larger brain
Species - Homo Sapien "wise" - Language, more sophisticated tools.


Back to Evolution which theorizes that the split between Hominidae (apes and humans) and Cercopithecidae (Old world monkeys) occurred 31million years ago. This is where we see a difference between ORDER and FAMILY. (aka when humans and monkeys split and developed into humans and monkeys)

So when one says Humans evolved from Monkeys, it is clear they're an idiot and don't know the basics of Evolution. Too keep from making that mistake I suggest further reading on the following site. It helps to educate yourself on evolution before trying to dispute it.

***Edited to add a Dawkins quote***

It is absolutely safe to say that, if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid or insane (or wicked, but I'd rather not consider that).--Richard Dawkins


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Jun. 1, 2008 at 11:04 AM Well Actually they have Disproven Evolution , many years ago..

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Jun. 1, 2008 at 11:05 AM Riight, and pigs have wings!  Score one for ignorance!

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Jun. 1, 2008 at 11:06 AM LMAO, disproven evolution?  Who? Show me who and when and HOW theyve "disproven" evolution!  And I will show you the biggest crock pot of shit on the internetz!

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Jun. 1, 2008 at 11:09 AM

And didn't you get such entertainment for your first comment!  Coming tomorrow:

"How we know the world is flat",  "No, really, the sun revolves around the earth", and  "Silly human, dinosaurs are one of Satan's lies".

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Jun. 1, 2008 at 11:13 AM

emubren Jun. 1, 2008 at 11:09 AM

Coming tomorrow:

"How we know the world is flat",  "No, really, the sun revolves around the earth", and  "Silly human, dinosaurs are one of Satan's lies".


I'm SOO looking forward to tomorrow. LOL 

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Jun. 1, 2008 at 11:21 AM Don't you silly females know that the Bible is a terrific scientific resource? As the Earth is really only six thousand years old, there's no way evolution makes any sense at all! Sheesh.

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Jun. 1, 2008 at 11:21 AM

Wow this reminds me of (and I have to go track it down now) of a poll I saw on another site that said something like 14% of Americans believe the Sun revolves around the Earth. Can we say...well hell I don't even know what to say at that point.

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Jun. 1, 2008 at 11:27 AM Mudfishzgirl Jun. 1, 2008 at 11:24 AM (Delete)


found it and it is worse than I thought it is 18%


That's just SAD!  

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Jun. 1, 2008 at 11:29 AM Isn't it. It is hard to believe people like that are running around. (not to mention breeding)

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