All life is evolved from other less complex life with all life inter-related. This includes humans (Homo sapiens). Our next closest living relatives are the chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and the bonobos (Pan paniscus). Our common ancestor with these two species lived between 5 and 7 million years ago.
A slightly more distant relative of ours is the gorilla (Gorilla) with the common ancestor of humans, chimps/bonobos and gorillas having lived about 10 million years ago. Next in the family line from humans are orang utans (Pongo). Humans, chimps/bonobos, gorillas and orang utans had a common ancestor that lived around 14 million years ago. It goes on like this for each and every living species on earth.
And that’s the truth.
John 8:32 tells us "And you shall know the truth, and the truth will set you free." I’m fairly certain that, whoever the author of "John" in the New Testament was, he didn’t mean it the way I’m using it here. But truth is truth. And like a few dozen other wise sayings that can be found in the Holy Bible, this one is right on target.
Truth may or may not be pleasant or fit in with how we would like to see ourselves or the universe. But when we deny the truth, we demean ourselves and become phonies. Whatever other positive traits we may possess, we become frauds to ourselves when we deny known truths.