posted by Twile on .
What is evolution? What do the scientists think we come from? Where do apes come from?
Sorry, the subject is also Evolution.
1.The process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the...
2.The gradual development of something, esp. from a simple to a more complex form.
Apes live in Africa and Asia.
Do Scientists really believe we come from apes?
Because humans are primates, they may in fact be considered great apes. However humans, chimps and bonobos have a common ancestor some 6 to 7 million years ago and gorillas, chimps, bonobos and humans have a common ancestor ~14 million years in the past. None of the above mentioned great apes looks anything like their common ancestor (except for the bonobo & chimp which had a common ancestor ~ 1 million yrs ago) as all of them evolved over time. The chimp & bonobo can breed & produce fertile hybrid offspring because they have the same number of chromosomes.
Using DNA it has been established that human chromosome #2 is almost identical to 2 chimp chromosomes that either fused to produce the Homo genus or split to form the Pan genus sometime in the past.
The very 1st primates were prosimians that first appeared ~ 60 million years ago. Although they looked a bit like small rats they were the common ancestor to all of today's primates. Micro evolution over time becomes macro evolution.
Hope those helps! :)