You sort of have some grasp of the concept of biological evolution, but you just aren't there yet. We did not evolve from apes. We share a common ancestor with apes. The comparison of DNA shows relatedness and does not mean one evolved from the other. Thus we are related to apes and less related to mice, but we did not evolve from either. This relatedness shows descent from a common ancestor. Thus as mammals we would show different degrees of relatedness to other mammals, but more than we would birds, fish, amphibians, plants or fungi.<quoted text>
Evolution is as certain as corrupt politicians and egomaniacal Hollywoodians. All that you need do is delve into the past century of evolution of human beings with regard to teeth. Wisdom teeth were once a certainty, and eventually became about 85%. Now there are fewer and fewer cases. It's a matter of eating less meat, for which those teeth are required. We could examine the appendix, as well.
This does not mean that humans evolved from apes—which is almost certainly nonsense. Yet everything evolves—just not from apes to human-beings. They're missing the requisite 'link'. So far, there are none.
Mice share 91% of human DNA, and apes 95%—why do they not say we evolved from mice? Because we hardly resemble. It's nonsense, and the reason why they have yet to find the so-called missing link—because it does not exist.
Evolution has been bastardized as a term. It means to 'evolve'. Humans evolve. That's why humans have less hair that earlier humans, and now, fewer teeth. That's evolution.
Support of the shared common ancestory with the other great apes is found in the fossil record, genetics, ERV insertions in our genome and that of apes, chromosomal makeup comparisons, general homology, behavior, and so forth.
Do you mean that wisdom teeth are found in only 85% of people? I agree that the loss of wisdom teeth is evidence of evolution as is increased mean height and increased mean body mass. All these are indicative of increased nutritional intake, but I since meat consumption has risen in human populations, especially the developed world, I would disagree that a reduction has lead to the loss of wisdom teeth. I would be more apt to consider the loss as a part of our adapting to modern cooked and more recently, processed food.
The fossil record contains links between humans and apes and relationships betweem humans and Neanderthals have been found in comparison of the two respective genomes.
Evolution is the basis for the whole of modern biology.