OH GODS, HERE COMES THE RELIGION RANT. Please try not to get your panties in a bunch. KTHX
Issue 1- I do not believe that atheism is a religion. Rather, I think it's almost like a label. Atheism is the lack of belief in gods are deities or any higher being. Bluntly, it's the lack of religious belief of any kind in itself.
Issue 2- No Christfags, I say that as in an endearing nickname, we did not evolve from monkeys, apes, or chimpanzees. So, shut your face about why there are still monkeys because whatever argument you had is now invalid.
Anyways, we came from a common ancestor as all other "apes". There are many theories surrounding this controversial topic. One being that there was one male and one female primate. Otherwise known as the scientific "EVE" and scientific "ADAM".
The reason we use the names Adam and Eve is because religions based on those two are so wide-spread, it seemed much easier to relate the two.
As I was saying however, the scientific Eve and Adam were blessed with naturally nearly "perfect" genes. They breeded with each other and other primates. Although, the ones that inherited the best genes won out and survived and adapted and evolved further.
However, that is just one theory.
My personal belief is that as the common ancestor evolved, it split into many primates we know today. Two of which being the "modern" human and the neanderthal. Neanderthals lacked a voice box so their communication was not efficient enough. Even if they were physically stronger than us.
We outhunted them, and basically drove them to extinction. We did mate with a couple of them but all traces of their genetics disappeared after many many years of breeding.
Because, again, natural selection. The ones with the most neanderthalic traits generally died off.
Again, this is all my own personal belief. Different atheist hold different theories the same way different Christians or whatever religion hold different interpretations.
I am not a trained scientist or evolutionist. Every stated above is, in the end, still an opinion. Some of my opinions may be misinformed and for that, I apologize in advance.That includes my rant and your religious beliefs. Opinions are always wrong no matter what so I suppose neither of us are better than the other.
I'm not asking you forsake your religion and go get hit by a car or anything. And please, be a dear. Don't read one sentence, get batshit insane, and try to argue on a flawed concept. At least read of it before you go "dfkjdlfkjdlkf U MAWNSTER. HOW CUM WE STIL HAEV MONKEYS DEN HUH?????? DKJFDLKJF UR GOING TO HELL."
If your really need a nice comparison, although I don't personally believe in it's every aspect, take this.
If America came from England, why is England still there?