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During the otherwise excellent program this morning, Krista mentioned the controversy over "the idea that we (humans) are descended from monkeys" and then said that her guest was giving her a new perspective on that issue.

Darwin said no such thing and some of those who are most offended by Darwin's theory criticize it by asking why, if we are "descended from monkeys," are they (the monkeys) still here? The theory of evolution says that both humans and monkeys are descended from a common ancestor.

It is important that this distinction be made and (repeatedly) clarified if we are to avoid the conflict over this theory.