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Debate Score:81
Arguments:32
Total Votes:85
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Our Ancestors Are Apes...

the darwin theory!!!!!!!!!

true or false?????

YES/FOR

Side Score: 61
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5 points

When the environment changes so to does the life in that environment, for the life there in is determined by it. Humans are versatile creatures, but there are points in the earth's past that no human could live in. This suggests humans were not always around, and thus come from something or somewhere. Divine creation has no empirical(and little to no logical) evidence, and evidence that we came from space in our current form is slim to non-existent. I see no other alternative to the well supported evolutionary theory.

Side: YES/FOR
5 points

There's nothing wrong with being a critic of a theory. (that's how they get improved)While you might not agree with everything associated with the theory of evolution, I think common sense will tell you that living beings adapt, and that distinct traits develop over time.

We are rather ape like now so it's not the craziest thought to think that both the human and ape species emerged from a common ancestor.

So it bothers you to think that just like a terrier is a distinct type of dog, a human is a distinct type of primate? Does it somehow tarnish our lofty status as stewards of the planet?

Side: YES/FOR
3 points

ummmmmmm.....yes???????? i mean,facts suggests that,though it sounds eerie...

Side: YES/FOR
mitgag(1652) Disputed
1 point

facts can change overtime... i.e. Darwin said so but there is a point where he could be wrong...

though it sounds eerie...

and thats another reason why I m against the topic...

hehehehe ;););)

Side: NO/AGAINST
zombee(1024) Disputed
5 points

Evolution is not true because Darwin said so. He is not the prophet of evolution.

Evolution is true because every piece of available evidence fits into the theory of evolution in one way or another. This is not to say there are no questions left to be answered, or parts of the process that need to be understood better. It just means that its incorrect to state that evolution might be disproved if Darwin were wrong.

You should not base your decision to accept a theory or not on whether or not you like the sound of it.

Side: YES/FOR
iamdavidh(4856) Disputed
3 points

facts can change overtime

No they can't. A fact is a fact. If it is proven wrong than it wasn't a fact.

Darwin said so but there is a point where he could be wrong

It's not about "what Darwin said". Science doesn't work like religion - though the religious tend to view it as they view religion which is part of the problem.

Evolution is about decades of collected evidence from fossils to actually watching evolution in motion under the microscope.

There is not an ounce of evidence that any other theory is correct. Not one scrap of evidence that even a piece of the evidence supporting evolution is incorrect.

I cannot emphasize this enough. The evidence of evolution could fill a library. There is not a single scrap of paper's worth of evidence of any other theory.

Darwin is only significant in that he was the first to propose the theory. Nothing more. He's not like a Bible, people don't just believe because "Darwin said so".

There is actual evidence to back it up.

... and your tags are completely wrong. People were never Apes. We have a common ancestor.

Side: common ancestor
3 points

This isn't up for debate. It's a considered fact by the scientific community..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Side: YES/FOR
2 points

in my opinion we have definitly evolved from monkeys that s all oi have to say on this subject

Side: YES/FOR
2 points

Yes, we were evolved from apes. The "missing link" or so it is called, is NOT really missing. Hominids, from Homo erectus to Homo sapiens, the scientific proof is everywhere. The "church" belief that God created everything in a week is almost impossible. I would LOVE to see ONE person give me proof that what I am saying is not true. If the "church" belief was as likely as some people want it to be, why aren't they teaching it in schools? I am a sixth grader in San Diego, CA, and I just finished a social studies unit ALL on hominids. The proof is all there, believe it people!

Side: YES/FOR
1 point

our ancestors are apes. we know this through general evidence provided by scientists throughout. tailbones in our body, similar jawbones, etc. also help prove that humans have evolved through apes.

Side: YES/FOR

I do not believe this is what is stated by the theories detailed above. We share a common ancestor with apes, we are not directly descended from chimpanzees, orangutans or the like. Furthermore, we are apes; of the family hominidae.

Side: NO/AGAINST
zombee(1024) Disputed
2 points

If the debate creator is under the impression that humans evolved from an existing ape species such as the chimpanzee or the gorilla, then 'no' would indeed be the correct answer.

However, the genus homo includes humans as well as extinct species from which humans descended. They are classified as apes in the primate family tree, just as humans are.

Side: YES/FOR
2 points

no.. I don't think so. I mean, I don't think I'm a monkey.... nor is my race.

Side: NO/AGAINST
trumpeter93(999) Disputed
4 points

I don't think I'm a monkey... nor is my race.

Correct. You and all other humans are apes because we don't have tails.

Side: YES/FOR
Satakshi(95) Disputed
3 points

well...it definitely is not a matter of what you wanna think, its bout what it really is...you know what i mean...

Side: YES/FOR
mitgag(1652) Disputed
1 point

yeah I know thinking something might not lead me anywhere but scientists did say that we might as well not be descendants of apes coz. no one has till today found those species that look half ape and half human.

Side: NO/AGAINST
casper3912(1581) Disputed
2 points

You are classified as a homo sapien, homo is your genus the same as the genus of homo linnaeus or gorillas among other apes. To oversimplify to inaccurate proportions, you are indeed a Monkey now; unless your not a human.

Side: YES/FOR
mitgag(1652) Disputed
1 point

yes that might be true if Darwin's theory is counted. but recently scientists figured out that if we were descendants of apes then there would be species that looked like apes as well as humans.

Side: NO/AGAINST
sierraxy(59) Disputed
1 point

homo sapien is the correct scientific name for humans. you are calling him/her a human. you are a homo sapien, i am a homo sapien, we ALL are homo sapiens.

Side: YES/FOR

Humans are the product of genetic manipulation done by an alien race. We are part alien, part ape. The missing link will never be found because it never existed.

Side: NO/AGAINST
zombee(1024) Disputed
3 points

I am going to assume you are joking with that first part.

Either way, 'the missing link' is a misleading term. It was coined when people still subscribed to the idea that there was great chain of being, with all species on earth hierarchically ranked, with man at the top of those on earth. We now know, of course, that evolution is more like a tree than a chain. Every species, and even every individual, comprises a part of it, and to think that there is one 'link' on which all the evidence for evolution rests is incorrect.

Also, there are numerous excellent transitional fossils showing the progression of the human species. Feel free to go look them up; information on them is not hard to find.

Side: YES/FOR
2 points

I most certainly was not joking. I am convinced of the existence of extraterrestrials and believe they have been genetically modifying humans from the beginning. The skulls you refer to are the results of the genetic tweaking. In fact, I suspect the Earth was entirely seeded by an alien race.

Side: NO/AGAINST
1 point

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Side: NO/AGAINST
1 point

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Side: NO/AGAINST