• Question: how could humans just appear on the earth?

    Asked by magnet360 to Ed, Sam on 24 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Ed Morrison

      Ed Morrison answered on 24 Jun 2011:

      Basically God clicked his fingers and we appeared.

      Alternatively, humans evolved from an ape-like ancestor about 6 or 7 million years ago. It took millions of years for humans to leave Africa, then thousands more to migrate to the rst of the world. So we didn’t just appear, it took a very long time.

    • Photo: Sam Tazzyman

      Sam Tazzyman answered on 24 Jun 2011:

      They didn’t: they evolved from a now extinct species of ape. This species also evolved into chimps and bonobos.