If evolution is true why are there still monkeys?
I’m sure we’ve all heard this one a million times over yet it always seems to come around again. I often think this argument is just thrown in to wind up the debating atheist…or maybe the religious fundamentalist is really just that stupid!
The most straight forward and simple explanation is that we didn’t evolve from the modern day apes but we did have a common ancestor (ltr 12 in the below image) with them which is why we share so much genetic information with them.
Image Source: http://www.talkorigins.org
Genetic analyses of modern day primates, along with extensive fossil records quite clearly demonstrate that we do share a common ancestor with modern day “monkeys.” For a more in depth view of this evidence see: http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/comdesc/section4.html