As IFL Science showed on their Facebook page it is because we didn’t evolved from apes, but because we and the apes have a common ancestor, way back million o years. How coudl the scientist find something like this? DNA, that freaking 2 meter lon acidic molecule that holds the key to all life on Earth.
By comparing DNA across various species the scientists were able to find our who oru most common ancestors are and how much of the DNA we share with plants, viruses and apes. yep, we share quite a handful of DNA code with any other living thing on “this pale blue dot”.