It doesn't matter wether you right or wrong ? just try to sum up your ideas , you can say it in one sentence , but it will be great if you are more generous with words !!
feel free to share your knowledge , some may find what you say more helpful than academic books !
"As far as 'the great apes' go, sure, we likely have an ancestor that falls into that group, but I feel that it is important to always point out that we didn't descend from the apes that people know today."
We are currently still in that group. Homo sapiens is a species in the family Hominidae (the great apes). It is certainly correct that modern humans didn't descend from modern chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas or orangutans, but we are no less apes (and descended from apes) than they are.
All I'm saying is, I don't think it's an issue that people say we descended from apes (since we are); it's an issue that they aren't defining 'apes' properly.
come on Doug , some respect please !! I am just trying here to educate myself ... I do believe in evolution , it is just I cannot follow all what writers say in their books .... I am looking here for easier explanations... I read some books by Richard Dawkins like the Selfish Gene , but I had to skip about three chapters because '' I was not wearing my mental running shoes'' quoting from Dawking . Everthing I read about evolution is in English , and I am a not a native English speaker .... I cannot find any good resources in Arabic and I don't like reading in French !!!
you insl made me long for a cigarette thanks for that because I like smoking
Thanks Heather for you I don't know what to call , Consolidation, maybe is a good word !!
thanks a lot , you are one of my favorite friends on this site