When creationists shake their little fists, jump up and down, and yell, “My grandpa weren’t no monkey!” I like to imagine what they must think we mean when we explain that humans and apes descended from a common ancestor. I’m pretty sure they’re thinking of some kind of monkey/human hybrid walking around in bibbed overalls. A cool web site that transforms photos with the click of a button now lets you see what your ancestor might have looked like, if the world worked the way creationists seem to think scientists say it does.
I uploaded this photo (it was harder than I thought to find an appropriate photo; they suggest you be looking straight at the camera with mouth closed. I do not close my mouth often):
One click and the system monkey-fied it thusly:
Some of the other results were fun, too. The “old” filter is eerily amazing. I’m one hip granny:
While the “baby” filter is charmingly odd:
My favorite is the one in the style of Mucha: