Question: If humans evolved from monkeys,
then why are there still monkeys?
Humans did not evolve
FROM monkeys. We evolved
from a Common Ancestor.
In the begginging:
This is a single cell.
At some point, the cell copied itself to form two cells.
However, the second cell (grey) came out different in
some way. It had a mutation.
The mutation allowed the second cell to eat pink
food, something the original cell could not do.
O The white cell, however, can still only eat yellow food.
When the yellow food one day begins to disappear from the
environment, suddenly this mutation is critical to the survival
of the grey cell survival.
This is what we call Adaptation.
This adaptation continued to happen with all life as it spread
into new environments. Over thousands of generations and
millions of years, these adaptations accommodate until life looks
very different from when it started, with only the most well
adapted species surviving.
This process is known as:
A similar process happened with man.
The traditional image that represents the evolution of
man is this:
However, this process is more accurately conveyed through a
different, slightly more complex image:
Approximate DNA similarity to humans:
V Now Extinct
i Now Extinct
Unfortunately, these guys just didn' t make it to the present =
So while we have a common ancestor with monkeys, we didn' t
evolve from them directly, if anything we evolved with them.
Thank you for reading.
Please Note‘ 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 or want to learn more then head
to Berkeley' s 'Understanding Evolution‘ page © http:// , edu/,
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