I have to agree with Paracelcus here. This tactic does nothing but derail
the conversation. The common ancestor of Homo and Pan obviously would
be classified in the same family as Pan and the other apes.
Personally I agree with those taxonomists who would put man and the apes
in the same family. In my opinion, man *is* an ape. And by the way,
this does not assume evolution. Creationists should be no more upset
at my opinion than at the statement that man is a primate or a mammal.
Rich Daniel firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.dnaco.net/~rwdaniel/