VARIATION

Homomonkeys

Many opponents of evolution claim that while they accept the possibility of small changes developing over time (what is often referred to as "microevolution"), they reject the possibility that larger changes (or "macroevolution") can occur through gradual change, even given millions of years. Evolutionists argue that much of what of what is called "macroevolution" is simply the sum of microevolutionary changes over longer periods of time. This debate begs a basic question: how can you tell the difference between microevolution and macroevolution? In the following documents, you will find pictures of organisms which are considered to be closely related through recent, shared ancestry (even by many/most of those who oppose evolution). How do these changes compare to the differences between humans, chimps, and extinct hominids? Does the origin of new species require any type of change which doesn't already occur in human populations?

DOGS, BEARS, CATS

--Big differences or little differences?

MONKEYS AND LEMURS

--Big differences or little differences?

OTHER GROUPS

--Big differences or little differences?

HUMANS, HOMINIDS, AND CHIMPS

--Big differences or little differences?

VARIATION AND MUTATION IN HUMAN POPULATIONS