How do people who don't believe we came from monkeys, respond to the fact that evolution teaches that those monkeys came from plants?

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Commonly accepted evolutionary ideals tend to promote the thinking that all life on earth started from a single source (even plants) and that plants came before animals. Animals thus came from plants.
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Haha! Yes indeed, people will definitely lose their minds trying to accept all that. 

We should first be accurate however. Evolutionary theory does not say we came from monkeys and monkeys came from plants. Rather, we shared a common ancestor with monkeys who like us, share a common ancestor with plants. 

Monkeys are our cousins. Monkeys and plants are cousins. For us humans, plants are more distant cousins than Monkeys.

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