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Claim CC150:

If we are descended from apes, why are there still apes around?


Robinson, B. A, 2003. 17 indicators that evolution didn't happen (with rebuttals).


  1. Humans and other apes are descended from a common ancestor whose population split to become two (and more) lineages. The question is rather like asking, "If many Americans and Australians are descended from Europeans, why are there still Europeans around?" Creationists themselves recognize the invalidity of this claim (AIG n.d.).


Foley, Jim. 2002. Fossil hominids: Frequently asked questions


  1. AIG, n.d. Arguments we think creationists should NOT use.

Further Reading:

Darwin, C., 1872. The Origin of Species, London: Senate, chap. 4.
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