Who created us and why? in Farang Pub - fun, entertainment and Expat life Posted 20 hours ago 15 hours ago, Saint Nick said: Ahm...nope! Humans did not evolve FROM chimpanzees, we evolved alongside them, from a common ancestor! Thanks for the heads up: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/faq/cat02.html 1. Did we evolve from monkeys? Humans did not evolve from monkeys. Humans are more closely related to modern apes than to monkeys, but we didn't evolve from apes, either. Humans share a common ancestor with modern African apes, like gorillas and chimpanzees. Scientists believe this common ancestor existed 5 to 8 million years ago. Shortly thereafter, the species diverged into two separate lineages. One of these lineages ultimately evolved into gorillas and chimps, and the other evolved into early human ancestors called hominids.