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... I don't think we came from apes, we can easily prove that one, if we came from apes, how come apes are still apes and chimpanzees are still chimpanzees, if we came from them, they too would have evolved into humans by now.
... if you put a white caucasion couple to reproduce generations in Australia, the Aboriginees' native country, they will never change basic skin pigmentation, and similarly if roles and countries were reversed.
This means that chimpanzees are as evolved as we are however they have evolved for a different environment. In this environment chimpanzees needed different adaptions. For example strong climbing arms where as we became hairless and sweaty to keep our bodies cool.
This is not a science based comment. But any time I've gone to the zoo and stood face to face with a gorilla, orangutang or chimpanzee, there is such a striking sense of familiarity. Their mannerisms, their gaze, facial expressions, their hands and fingernails seem so similar to us. I feel it even more in person than watching a video. I mention it not as proof of anything, but it always made me wonder what people thought of other primates before Darwin's theory became widely known. How did they explain their human-like qualities 200 years ago?
... Chimpanzees can use sound to indicate the the quality and type of food present. Monkeys and chimpanzees recognize when they are being cheated.However we must also recognize there are differences between other apes and humans. Chimpanzees don't seem to be able to produce language as we do (project Nim). They can learn from each other but it is slower and some people suggest this is a major difference. It is unclear whether other apes can understand someone else's point of view (theory of mind stuff).
Has anyone checked out the aquatic ape theory?According to this theory humans went through an aquatic period!!!!