Why Are There Monkeys?

Why are there still monkeys? Humans did not evolve from monkeys. Both humans and monkeys evolved from a common ancestor, and that ancestor has gone extinct. In principle, that ancestor need not have gone extinct. It just depends on how fit it was for life on modern earth. <\p>

This question makes no sense. Why would your parents automatically disappear just because you were born? I think creationists mindlessly ask this question just because it is on a list of supposed show stoppers. I think the question is based on the misconception that evolution is about morphing, like a man turning into a werewolf in a few minutes. Evolution is about minute changes between the generations. A son is slightly different from his father. It is not about any individual changing.

~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:68)