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  • peptidemel

    We aren't and never were related to apes.

    • Jason Baker

      That isn't exactly an accurate statement:
      "...humans didn't descend from apes. That's not to say humans and apes aren't related, but the relationship can't be traced backward along a direct line of descent, one form morphing into another. It must be traced along two independent lines, far back into time until the two lines merge.
      The intersection of the two lines represents something special, what biologists refer to as a common ancestor. This apelike ancestor, which probably lived 5 to 11 million years ago in Africa, gave rise to two distinct lineages, one resulting in hominids -- humanlike species -- and the other resulting in the great ape species living today. Or, to use a family tree analogy, the common ancestor occupied a trunk, which then divided into two branches. Hominids developed along one branch, while the great ape species developed along another branch."

      Of course, if you were attempting to refute the facts of evolution, then all of that would clearly be beyond your comprehension.

  • Kristin Pedemonti

    enjoyed, however, would have appreciated a more impactful ending, than "the only time that counts is Now. (100% agreed, so let's do something to create change on this planet) NOT "See that cute girl, ask her out." Not that one shouldn't seize the moment, however there's some pretty huge things also at stake and we CAN do something about it. :)