Re: why apes but no apemen?

Amy (104125.14@CompuServe.COM)
29 Jan 1997 00:30:20 GMT

>one creationist argument against evolution is this,

>why do we have extent chimpanzees and gorillas but no
>specimens of the australopithecus, parantropus, or homo genus?

>any ideas?

Obviously this is a creationist question because it shows no
knowledge of evolutionary theory. Humans did NOT evolve from
apes. Humans and apes are both fully modern, evolved species from
a common ancestor. We are the ends (so far) of our respective
branches on the common family tree. What you question asks is
"Why are there no living extinct creatures?"