Did humans evolve from apes? Or is this simply a myth?
Humans and apes evolved from common ancestors.
At least (to my mind) this is more likely than having some powerful being or deity plan evidence of such evolution to mislead us into believing in evolution.
It is a myth, The Darwinian theory of evolution does not teach that there is a direct relationship. The Darwinian Theory postulates that the present apes and humans evolved from a common ancestor.
The Hypothesis that the apes and humans came from a common ancestor is supported by indirect evidence. One piece of evidence is the similarity of the human phenotype with the ape phenotype.
There is also a great deal of similarity between the chromosomes on the human genome and the chimp genome. That Humans and Apes have a common ancestor is a valid scientific theory.
The Hypothesis is predicated on the assumptions that everything must happen by natural cause and slow uniform processes that can be observed today.
The Hypothesis is contradicted by difference in the actual genes and proteins produced by the human and chimp DNA, The actual enzymes produced by Human DNA are very different from the enzymes produced by Chimp DNA. When a Chimp heart was transplanted into a human based on the Hypothesis of common descent, there was massive rejection. The Hypothesis did not work.
Today Pig products are used to replace human heart valves. The pig proteins and enzymes are much closer to humans DNA than Chimp or Ape DNA.
So it is a myth that Humans are directly defended from apes. It is a valid scientific theory that there is a common ancestor between man and apes. There is substantial indirect evidence to support the theory. There is no direct evidence to support the theory. There is also evidence that contradicts the theory
“If someone doesn't value evidence, what evidence are you going to provide to prove that they should value it? If someone doesn’t value logic, what logical argument could you provide to show the importance of logic?”
So if someone decides to believe that evolution is a myth, despite all the stubborn facts available to support the theory, there is no point in writing paragraphs on how Homo sapiens evolved from a distant ape ancestor.
I will thus end my answer with another quote - “People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive.”