Why Are There Still Monkeys?
Creationist troglodytes like to ask If people came from monkeys, why are there still monkeys? This is a monumentally stupid question. Creationists ask it out of reflex without thinking. They keep asking it no matter how many times they have heard the answer.
~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)
- In the taxonomic system, people are both monkeys and apes. You belong to the monkey clade/group.
- Humans did not evolve from monkeys; they both evolved from a common ancestor. That common ancestor is now extinct.
- Americans came from Brits. Why are there still Britons? Why would monkeys disappear? They would only go extinct if some new animal appeared better suited to their ecological niche. Monkeys and humans exploit different niches.