Macroevolution-Do people come from apes?

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Post by thank.darwin » Mon Feb 21, 2005 1:34 am

Here is a site on the different types of natural selection - ... atsel.html

Natural selection is caused by mutations in a given population along with other factors. If a mutation is favorable in a population then that individual (which has that mutation) may have more reproductive success.
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Post by Jwright » Fri Feb 17, 2006 1:38 am

Please understand that I never made any claim of idiocy toward anyone. Just the general idea that a monkey can turn into a person. I am sorry if I came off the wrong way but I certainly never meant to offend you or anyone for that matter with my statements. Now that I have said that, I would like to see if I understand what you are saying correctly. You believe that apes and humans have the same common ancestor. What would that be though? Are you saying that every species of hominid came from one original species? Also, you said that no scientist would ever make the claim that humans evolved from apes...however I recall old Darwin forming some kind of theory about it. So you can't say the claim has never been made because it is out there and many people believe it. What I am trying to understand is, simply, how would one species go about evolving into a new one. I mean, with your wolf example, both species are still wolves. I am talking about a complete frog to bird (completely hypothetical example there). What do you think? Once again, please don't take anything I say as a direct threat to you as a person.

simple way to say it yes we did come from apes cause scientist proved it ages ago...

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Post by Linn » Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:21 pm

I do not believe we came from apes. :)

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