A. In the past it was claimed that humans evolved from apes, but that belief about how everything came to be has changed. The model now used by evolutionists teaches that many millions of years ago there was a group of animals/hominids that were the common ancestor of apes and humans. At that time they were just a hybrid with both ape and human characteristics. But, something happened and this group of animals/hominids got separated into smaller groups and started reproducing. Different traits arose in the different groups and over millions of years we got people and apes. Therefore, evolutionists don’t have a problem with there being both apes and humans.
Regarding why we shouldn’t use the argument “If apes evolved, then why are there still apes?,” an evolutionist could respond with “we are transitional forms.” And further claim that the same way those hominids millions of years ago were just surviving and didn’t know how they would evolve, we also have no idea what we will look like a million years from now. It’s actually quite funny when you see the speculation of what they think will happen. There are charts showing what we’re going to look like when our pinky fingers and pinky toes disappear and our heads grow larger as our hair disappears. Supposedly we’ll look something like the aliens on the pilot episode of Star Trek.
Therefore, understanding the presuppositions of evolutionists, recognize that they will claim that we’re all “primitive” life forms compared to what we will look like in the future. They have absolutely no scientific evidence to support these claims, but they’ll cling to their presuppositions making it very difficult to reason with them.