Lastly, science is wonderful. But science can not go beyond its limits or boundaries.<quoted text>
1. We don't know for sure at this time.
2. ALL the applicable evidence points to us descending from the great ape line. As I've said before: archaeological, paleoanthropological, and DNA all concur independently.
The Smithsonian Institute has a really good website that answers these questions really well.
Religion has no way to debunk the evidence...it is solid and true. Every time religion has tried to debunk science it failed horribly. So I predict that religion WILL have to accept what I am saying and somehow do a workaround.
God created the universe and living things. Period.