Tuesday, August 21, 2007

human vs. monkey.

the human dna and monkey dna is estimated to be between 96 and 98% identical, which to many is enough to suggest we are related genetically.

the thing is, we are as similar to dogs and dolphins too.

it is the differences that make us unique.

monkeys have 24 chromasome pairs, whereas we have only 23.

we are devolved monkeys?


chrissy said...

How about all creation is similar and independent of each other, similar because we all share the same earth, independent from each other because each was created for itself in its own form. A monkey is a monkey and Chrissy is Chrissy, did not come from monkey. :)

BBC said...

"monkeys have 24 chromasome pairs, whereas we have only 23."

Well, that may explain where things went wrong.

dr.alistair said...

bill, i share much of your cynicism for humanity, but i do like people as individuals and really don`t think we have anything to do with monkeys.

sharks, wolves, barracudas, snakes, ostriches maybe.....but monkeys, no.

chrissy, you definitely didn`t come from a monkey........

Anonymous said...

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Tonight I will not be thinking of you or any other night

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chrissy said...

Dr. Alistair, what is your cynicism for humanity? and why?

Feeling cynical about anything, especially humanity is not a good thing.

having or showing the attitude or temper of a cynic : as a : contemptuously distrustful of human nature and motives b : based on or reflecting a belief that human conduct is motivated primarily by self-interest

it is such a harsh view on things created, things that are beautiful, such as humanity.

dr.alistair said...

i will take b : for a thousand please alex.........

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to leave you guys with a thought:
If we evolved from monkey into Human then why did we stop evolving?
Did you also know that some of our DNA, I believe 50% also match a banana’s DNA
makeup so does that mean that we could have evolved from a banana, then a monkey, now a human?

Get Real
God Bless

Gil Riego Photography said...

Where is this "We evolved from monkeys" idea come from?

Other Primates and humans are NOT one after another, but believed to have a common ancestor in which evolved differently according to whatever region that they lived.

And yes, we may have a significant percentage of a Banana's DNA, the point is that the 2-8% difference between humans and a chimpanzee is SO DRASTIC that it changed everything about humans.

Take that drastic change between a monkey, and multiply it 5 fold, you'll get the INCREDIBLE difference between us an a banana.

Humans did not stop evolving, and evolution is not some single generational process. Hell humans are still not evolved enough to handle all the food we take in.

Evolution makes crawling changes that by chance mix with others who have those similar changes.

Not all mutations are good.
Sickle Cell Anemia is an evolutionary mutation. That is both a good and bad thing, depending on where you live.
Genetic defects like Autism is a mutation. That in most part is a bad thing.
There are some people who do not grow wisdom teeth. That is a mutation as well.

I digress.

What I suppose I wanted to say is "We did not evolve from monkeys. Monkeys and Humans had a common ancestor."

Anonymous said...

Wow. Just Wow. You anti evolution guys are just sad. Looks like SOME humans still need to evolve more...

Joey said...

we are still evolving, we were once monkey's, soon we will be transhumans that interact with machines via nano technology thereby expanding our metal capacity and capabilities to fantastic levels. Maybe god planned it all.

Anonymous said...

Gil Riego...Great comment man!

Pruneda said...

in the case of whether we are devolved monkeys or not, I think we just or more unevolved than mokeys, if that makes sense.

See, there are 5 great apes (Chimps, Bonobos, Humans, Gorillas, and Orangutans). We are all related to one common ancestor. And off of this main stem, there are two branches, one that ends at orangutans and another that keeps evolving. This branch goes onto fork onto gorillas (which ends) and another that keeps going. Then this branch goes on to stop at Humans, then forks one last time to stop at Chimps and Bonobos.

So in that sense, i think we are less evolved than monkeys (chimps and bonobos)

does that make sense??? sorry if thats confusing. Youtube: Born Again Christian Stephen Baldwin v. Richard Dawkins

Anonymous said...

Mkay, This is how it goes. iIm pretty sure Chrissy IS right. Why does their have to be "know it alls?" we are humans, monkeys are monkeys. Im not a person who knows everything but, even Darwin questioned his theory. Maybe we aren't suppose to know they truth untill we die. Maybe we were all made in an independent form or maybe God make monkeys like us because, He knew they'd be vonerable if they were made differently.