My ancestors were not Apes..
Sorry Mr. Darwin, as the current known Mankind was created from Adam PBUH only 15,000 years ago..!!
Human were investigated to be 90,000 years old on earth, as evolution from HOMO-NEANDERTHALENSIS or Neanderthals..
Homosapians are the missing link, which yet to be proven by physical evidences..
The conflict between Religion and Science was and still confused as Children of Adam had occasionally groomed with existent Neanderthals..
Maybe this is secret of all Royals, Blue-Blood, Sayed, Nobles, etc. worldwide.. They are pure descendents of Adam’s sons..
This is mine, not proven by science, yet has a logic within..!
This is my own acceptable rationale to explain or resolve the conflict..
Regretfully, scientists with religious affiliations are few; which hindered many issues from elaboration..
Where Adam & Eve been on earth?
Was Noah’s Flood all over earth?
What were the attributions of Adam & his immediate Children?
Should we distinct Adam’s Children from Neanderthals?
There are a lot to question..!!
Despite how interesting such topic and discussion; yet structurally, religions are not man-made to be challenged by man-creativity.. Religions in fact bridge the gap between our intellectual and epistemic platforms..
Evolution is 99% scientifically proven, yet that 1% (the missing link) is more than just required efforts and intelligence to prove, but the acceptance that Creationism manipulates the coherence of Epistemia..
Not all concepts worth debating, although how worth exploring..
Certainly the Voyage was true and acceptable, except to mark the other one followed the Flood.. This was approximately 15,000 years ago.. It is well understood in the Jewish literature that Flood did not cover the entire earth, which had enabled the Neanderthals in Africa, Asia and Europe; to interact with Noah’s descendants..
This is where the missing link is, and how was shaped.. Both species lived in parallel
Some Neanderthals had evolved into more fine and smart species, whose their descendants still survive..
Similarly, Noah’s descendants had evolved further
Both interacted and breed a mix which spread all over the earth..
Only a visionary anthropologist will be capable to define who is who among us..!
An Islamic Approach
Therefore, we may excuse both evolutionists and Creationists for their in-box visions..!
وَإِذْ قَالَ رَبُّكَ لِلْمَلَائِكَةِ إِنِّي جَاعِلٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ خَلِيفَةً ۖ قَالُوا أَتَجْعَلُ فِيهَا مَنْ يُفْسِدُ فِيهَا وَيَسْفِكُ الدِّمَاءَ وَنَحْنُ نُسَبِّحُ بِحَمْدِكَ وَنُقَدِّسُ لَكَ ۖ قَالَ إِنِّي أَعْلَمُ مَا لَا تَعْلَمُونَ
Behold, thy Lord said to the angels: “I will create a vicegerent on earth.” They said: “Wilt Thou place therein one who will make mischief therein and shed blood?- whilst we do celebrate Thy praises and glorify Thy holy (name)?” He said: “I know what ye know not.” 2/30
The Angles do not envision the future..
Therefore: how they predicted that Mankind or Adam’s descendents will commit atrocities and bloodshed?
Certainly, they had watched these happening in their past..
They had observed and witnessed the Neanderthals and their ancestors committing such awful deeds..
Because of the physical similarities between Adam PBUH and Neanderthals, they had assumed that Adam’s descendents will misbehave the same..
Therefore Allah swt told them: He swt knows what they do not..
Noah PBUH & The Flood