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Biologically, men are apes.
Quote from: Bored chemist on 04/10/2010 07:11:52Biologically, men are apes. What are women then?
I think it's become a sort of shorthand - the people who do understand evolution know that you mean "man has a common ancestor with chimps". But you're quite right, using this lazy way of writing/speaking can become a barrier to understanding.