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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Charles Darwin Believed Man Evolved from Monkeys

"Ray, you have been told, over and over again, that no one believes humans came from monkeys. No one. Humans and monkeys share a common ancestor, which is stunningly obvious to anyone who has ever seen both a human and a monkey. Stop it." P.F.

"Whether the bishop likes it or not, Turkana Boy is a distant relation of his. The bishop is descended from the apes and these fossils tell how he evolved." Richard Leakey, paleoanthropologist (italics added).

"We admit that we are like apes, but we seldom realize that we are apes." Richard Dawkins

Pic. caption: "WHAT ARE PRIMATES? Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes). Primates are members of the taxonomic order Primate, a subgroup of mammals (class Mammalia). There are approximately 350 species of primate.

"What are the four categories of primates? 1. Prosimians, 2. New World Monkeys, 3. Old World Monkeys, 4. Apes." www.greatapetrust.org/primates/index.php

"Still we are monkeys, the sort of monkey which is called an ape. The common ancestor of apes and humans (humans are also perhaps best called apes I'd say)would have come in the group we call monkeys, and indeed old world monkeys. So we can say we are monkeys just as we are primates and mammals. If you look at the classification in the Wikipedia article on monkeys you will see that humans are actually classed there as apes, who are old world monkeys." (Evolution believer)

Where would he get such a thought? From Charles Darwin (1871):

"But a naturalist would undoubtedly have ranked as an ape or a monkey, an ancient form which possesses many characters common to the Catarhine and Platyrhine monkeys, other characters in an intermediate condition, and some few, perhaps, distinct from those now found in either group. And as man from a genealogical point of view belongs to the Catarhine or Old World stock, we must conclude, however much the conclusion may revolt our pride, that our early progenitors would have been properly designated. But we must not fall into the error of supposing that the early progenitors of the whole Simian stock, including man, was identical with, or even closely resembled, any existing ape or monkey."

Interpretation: "Even though it's a revolting thought, our early ancestors were monkeys. But don't fall into the error of thinking that they looked like contemporary apes or monkeys."