Evolution. . Question: If humans evolved from monkeys, then why are there still monkeys? Evolutionary theory does not state that humans evolved FROM monkeys. In
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Evolution

Question: If humans evolved from monkeys,
then why are there still monkeys?
Evolutionary theory does not state that
humans evolved FROM monkeys. Instead, it
proposes that we evolved from a common
ancestor. This is easier to explain if we go
back to the very beginning.
This is a single cell, lets call him Bill.
At some point it Bill copied himself to form two cells.
However, something went wrong during the copy
and the second cell came out different in some way.
This is called a mutation.)
Despite this unexpected and unplanned mutation,
the new cell, let' s call him Ralph, is actually better at
surviving in his environment. The mutation actually
helped him.
Over time, Ralph proves to be better than Bill at surviving in
their environment.
This is what we call Adaptation.
Time
This continued to happen with all life. As life spread, it adapted
to different environments, with the best adaptations surviving
and the worst dying out Life was fighting a battle with the
environment, innovating itself into new shapes, colours and
sizes, one adaptation at a time. This adaptation on all fronts
created the beautiful diversity of life we see today.
Slowly these adaptations accommodate until life looks very
different from when it started, with only the best of the best
managing to survive. Darwin called this process:
Survival of the Fittest
Just like with the previous example, Bill was not fit enough to
survive the environment, but Ralph' s adaptation allowed him
to survive.
At some point, the same thing happened with primitive man.
The traditional image we are presented with is this:
However, this process is more accurately conveyed through a
different image:
So while we have a common ancestor with monkeys, we didnt
evolve from them directly. It' s not like monkeys started having
human babies and then all of a sudden there was humanity.
This process happened very slowly, one little mutation
at a time until humans were fundamentally different from our ape
ancestors.
Yes this process is complex. But it' s not unreasonable.
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Please Nate: While this image attempts to accurately portray the process of evolution, l is still a grossly
oversimplified version of a very complex process If you are intrigued, go to wikipedia and read into it
some more,
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#2 - mynameislego (06/03/2012) [-]
R.I.P. BILL...
#21 - tonttu (06/03/2012) [-]
Or in other words.
User avatar #25 to #21 - jeudyfeo (06/03/2012) [-]
Retarted fish frog*
User avatar #533 to #25 - heytheremister (06/04/2012) [-]
*retarded
#288 - soulkiller (06/04/2012) [-]
Extinct? I thought they're still living in New Jersey.
User avatar #294 to #288 - zkeepere (06/04/2012) [-]
We like to think they don't
User avatar #295 to #288 - thexxtalonxx (06/04/2012) [-]
And in Compton. As well as Harlem.
#315 to #288 - anon (06/04/2012) [-]
whats the most awkward day in Harlem?   
   
Fathers day
whats the most awkward day in Harlem?

Fathers day

#471 to #460 - Ekans (06/04/2012) [-]
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#477 to #471 - anon (06/04/2012) [-]
#86 - lordderpington (06/03/2012) [-]
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WHAT WILL WE BECOME!?
#130 to #86 - annonnymus (06/03/2012) [-]
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#328 - squareballs (06/04/2012) [-]
So..you're saying...we evolved from Ralphs instead of monkeys?
#509 to #328 - iamnotacleverman ONLINE (06/04/2012) [-]
Uncle Ralph
User avatar #377 to #328 - shallowloqi (06/04/2012) [-]
ALL HAIL RALPH!
#311 - aleggedpuppy (06/04/2012) [-]
But if I don't remember being a monkey then i didn't not ever evolve from dem monkeys
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User avatar #318 to #311 - iwalkudie (06/04/2012) [-]
Dem damn porch munkees!
User avatar #380 to #318 - ZOOTAllures (06/04/2012) [-]
PORCH MONKEYZ 4 LIFE
#40 - bossben (06/03/2012) [-]
No actually, god just went *poof* and everything appeared.
No actually, god just went *poof* and everything appeared.
#407 to #40 - anon (06/04/2012) [-]
OP just explained how ignorant the argument: "If humans evolved from monkeys, then why are there still monkeys?" is.

OP explained what the actual argument is. You should look at it from both sides. "God said poof" is just as ignorant as saying "monkeys gave birth to humans." Grow the **** up, and stop being so bias.
User avatar #474 to #407 - egor (06/04/2012) [-]
Oh lawd you got trolled hard.
#576 - mrwalmer (06/04/2012) [-]
I'm Baptist Christian and I thought this was pretty dope and enlightening.
Jesus says, "Give the guy a thumb."
#273 - ductapemyheart (06/04/2012) [-]
I'm a archeology major so this made me smile.:D
User avatar #726 to #652 - ductapemyheart (06/04/2012) [-]
Its sad how true that is.
#306 to #273 - kenleyP (06/04/2012) [-]
LMFAO that picture made me laugh more then anything ive seen all day on this site
User avatar #121 - Zarakima (06/03/2012) [-]
This is GCSE (O level) biology, simplified. Why is this not common knowledge?
#327 to #325 - funnyjunktitan (06/04/2012) [-]
extinct my ass
#188 - hydromatic (06/04/2012) [-]
Of all the names in the world you chose Ralph..
Of all the names in the world you chose Ralph..
#659 - pandadiablo (06/04/2012) [-]
Mfw I'm in biology and I've had to study this **** over and over and over and over again
#467 - sircool (06/04/2012) [-]
there's finally actual science in the science channel   
   
   
   
   
and it's boring as hell.
there's finally actual science in the science channel




and it's boring as hell.
User avatar #540 to #467 - HGOnethreeone (06/04/2012) [-]
Don't care that it's a different series, still read that in Hamil's voice.
#451 - anon (06/04/2012) [-]
I was a religious person until I read this. I read it and thought "well then certainly there must be a subspecies very similar to humans still in existence if this process is as slow as they say." We should be able to see some remnant of our failed species counterpart. Then I realized.... pic related.
User avatar #517 to #451 - awkwardsauce (06/04/2012) [-]
haha.
Nah, she's just stupid.
#437 - momothebear (06/04/2012) [-]
Wow there's finnally science in the "			*******		 science" channel!
Wow there's finnally science in the " ******* science" channel!
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