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Not if you read it correctly. The split between New World and Old World monkeys occurred before apes split off of Old World monkeys. So just before then there were only Old World Monkeys and New World Monkeys.Yes.
That chart you presented does not imply we evolved from monkeys, nut that both monkeys and apes evolved from some unnamed primate. As i said, but with names
Not if you read it correctly. The split between New World and Old World monkeys occurred before apes split off of Old World monkeys. So just before then there were only Old World Monkeys and New World Monkeys.
Umm, what does kindness have to do with it? Understanding? Well, I guess that may be valid, and obviously so, given the last several centuries of debate, hostilities, and contentions over the issue.
The difference between ape and monkey I think is a prehensile tail. (But that may only be S. American ones).
That chart you presented does not imply we evolved from monkeys, but that both monkeys and apes evolved from some unnamed primate.
He is my friend, and I am not talking to him about my religious veiws. We both are great scientists and mathematicians. So, as long I am not speaking directly about religions, he thinks, that I am his friend.
Admitting that we are apes and even monkeys is no different than admitting that we are mammals. They are larger and larger groups that we belong to. Too many people think that when we say that we are descended from monkeys that means modern monkeys. That is not the case. But if you saw the ancient ancestor that we share with modern day monkey you would look at that and say "Oh! Look at the monkey".
And once again, other languages do not have this "apes vs monkey" problem. Many languages tend to link all apes and monkeys together as a group. They do not have nonscientific terms that describe them differently. In Spanish both a Gibbon and a Capuchin monkey have the general name of "Mono"
Primate is an even bigger group. Lemurs are primates, but they are not monkeys. Both apes (which includes humans) and Old World Monkeys are members of Catarrhini or catarrhines. New World Monkeys are members of Platyrrhini or platyrrhines. And if you want the next group up that includes all of them that would be Simiiformes or simians. Oh! There it is. If you don not like "monkeys" simians works. But monkeys as a group that excludes apes is not monophyletic. By cladistics it is an improper category.I still prefer primate
When it comes to others misunderstanding an example that one tries to make clear is not the case : Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt. It was not here, but I had to go so far as to explain to the moderators. They finally understood but the moderators generally reflect the intelligence of a forum. If the moderators are not all that bright you can guarantee that most of the posters are not all that bright either.
Darwin was one of many who noticed that life evolved over hundreds of millions of years. Humans did as well. As a believer I just see it as Gods technique for creation on our world. Like a large-scale education regime.