by Stephen Fluin 2004.11.09
"If humans evolved from apes, then why are there still apes?" This question's simple asking denotes a lack of understanding in evolution. Evolution is about a species becoming more diverse, and then a change in environment causes certain traits to be selected for. A new "species" evolves when there is a seperation of a species and the two differeing environments select for different traits. Over millions of years these species will become so different that they are unable to reproduce together. Evolution is not towards anything, but simply an adaptation to an environment, and a diversification.