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Interesting, but I don't buy it. In every species, when one species evolves into another species, the previous one disappears. So, if we evolved from monkeys and apes, why are there still monkeys and apes? It takes more faith to believe in evolution than it does to believe in creation.

John , Yahoo 52 Comments [4/21/2010 3:53:19 AM]
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Paschal Wagner

In every species, when one species evolves into another species, the previous one disappears.

Wrong.

4/21/2010 3:58:08 AM

Swede

We didn't evolve from monkeys and apes. We have a common ancestor which is extinct. We and the other great apes have a more recent common ancestor, that is also extinct. We, the Chimpanzees and the Bonobos have an even more recent common ancestor, that is also extinct.

Dogs evolved from wolves, and wolves are still around. Sure, wolves and dogs can still interbreed, so the speciation might not be complete yet.

We have the fossils, we win.

4/21/2010 4:11:33 AM

simply not edible

I descended from my parents. They are both still alive.

Clearly, me descending from my parents is a lie, for if they really were my parents, they wouldn't be here anymore.

This is the same logic, right?

4/21/2010 4:40:02 AM

Elia

Hahaha.

No. That apes still exist today should be enough to make you rethink your conclusion.

4/21/2010 4:44:25 AM

simply not edible

Eh? Double post, never mind.

4/21/2010 4:44:41 AM

aaa

I give you an F-. See me after the class.

4/21/2010 4:56:01 AM

Mister Spak

So if we were goddidditted out of dirt, why is there still dirt?

4/21/2010 5:35:30 AM

BobsOldSocks

Not this again, I thought AIG had warned fundies from using these arguments as it makes them sound pig ignorant.

EDIT: Oh, wait...

4/21/2010 6:04:00 AM



The first statement is totally wrong. That's the first part of the problem.

4/21/2010 6:04:50 AM

D Laurier.

"In every species, when one species evolves into another species, the previous one disappears"
Except that they usualy dont.
Just as parents dont dissapear when they produce offspring.

"So, if we evolved from monkeys and apes,"
Which we did not.

"why are there still monkeys and apes?"
Because there is a nich for them, and no competing groups of genera to force them out.

4/21/2010 6:05:09 AM

Crocz

This guy's thinking of "evolving" Pokemons, I belive.

4/21/2010 7:06:36 AM

Mrs. Antichrist

Your argument is akin to saying, "If humans domesticated dogs from wolves, why are there still wolves?"

And for the record, we didn't evolve from modern apes or monkeys. We share a recent common ancestor with them.

4/21/2010 7:21:38 AM

Berny

Congratulations, you're a fucking moron.
Honestly, you've been told over and over that humans and apes evolved from a common ancestor. That means we diverged at some point and apes and humans went their separate ways.
My kids understood that years ago, why can't you?

4/21/2010 8:58:42 AM

The Odd Goat

Gaaaah.

Normally it is a geographical separation in a population that leads to them ending up different from one another.

Imagine a group of frogs living in a forest. There's an earthquake and half are forced out into a desert. The ones already in the forest may stay the same more or less forever because there is unlikely to be a significant beneficial mutation because they are already so well suited.

The ones in the desert, however, could easily change. Imagine an adaptation meaning less water was required for the specimen? That would surely mean more likelihood of survival and mating. Maybe claws for better burrowing and protection from the sun? Harder, Scalier skin?

4/21/2010 9:06:01 AM

campbunny

That's a very popular slogan among you idiots, but I don't think it was coined on the grounds that "there are still monkeys."

4/21/2010 9:31:22 AM

El Zorro

I can't believe that there's still people out there pulling this argument. I mean, it's entered the domain of comedy by now.

4/21/2010 9:45:05 AM

Zoo

"In every species, when one species evolves into another species, the previous one disappears."

Who says?

"It takes more faith to believe in evolution than it does to believe in creation."

Only when you unquestioningly accept your pastor's misunderstanding of it instead of looking to someone who knows what they're talking about.

4/21/2010 9:50:39 AM



Who says they disappear? Look at various cave fish. They evolved to live in caves when their ancestors (regular fish) got washed in and managed to survive. The species they evolved from are generally alive and kickin' outside of the cave.

Or how about freshwater stingrays? Evolved from regular stingrays, which are still clearly around.

4/21/2010 9:57:54 AM

Neserit

And why do you guys use this same tired, old argument?
I wasn't right the first time it was said and it isn't right now.

4/21/2010 10:05:13 AM

clockworkgirl21

Until you learn what evolution is, you have no right to comment on it.

4/21/2010 10:06:00 AM

Vince

You'd have an easier time with this if you knew the first thing about it.

4/21/2010 11:11:57 AM

Sisyphus

Groan! Let's file that under "not even wrong".

4/21/2010 11:18:46 AM

JohnTheAtheist

I am embarassed to share my name with this asshat.

4/21/2010 11:24:40 AM

Philbert McAdamia

If there is science, education and knowledge, schools, colleges, those durn librul/soshlest 'free' liberries and the internet --- then WHY are there still fundies ?

4/21/2010 11:26:39 AM

Mr. Creazil


4/21/2010 2:15:34 PM

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