The problem with that statement lies in a lack of fundamental understanding of evolution. More, it smacks of typical anti-evolution propaganda. There is no theory that postulates apes and humans would be able to interbreed. There is also no theory that says evolution on that large of a scale happens quickly. And apes are not our closest relatives, for that matter. Chimps are. We share a common ancestor with other primates. That much is clear. As a matter of fact, we share a common ancestor with all life on this planet. There are a couple of problems with that logic. Who says we have to know who the common ancestor is? We can trace our lineage back far enough to know that we share an ancestor with other modern primates. Second, you're asking for the impossible. Modern humans' direct ancestor is not an ape. Their distant ancestors were not apes, either. The ancestor would not be an ape, nor a monkey, nor a chimp. It would have probably more closely resembled one of them, but it was not what we would call an ape today. That ancestor no longer exists. So to assume that modern man would have some historical record of ape ancestors is ridiculous, and indicates how little you know about the subject. There were many (dozens, perhaps) of ancestors that came after the common ancestor we share with modern primates. I urge you to study this subject beyond the propaganda of your church. Try reading a textbook, or thesis on the subject. Believe me when I tell you that you're not speaking from an informed position. You may be informed on matters regarding your faith, but don't you want ammunition to argue against evolution? You can't get that ammo unless you understand it. And right now it is clear that you don't. That isn't an insult, either. They simply don't believe the Bible is a historically accurate document. They don't believe that the story of creation is to be taken literally. What they do believe, however, are the moral messages held within. They are still tied to some of the dogmas, but they are coming around. They are simply their own denomination. If all denominations believed the same thing, there would be no denominations. But to be honest, I wasn't even talking about their convictions of faith; I was talking about how they've come to understand that scientific knowledge is important to society, and they promote it actively. I appreciate that kind of institution, regardless of what dogmas they adhere to. If Evangelicals also preached that we must comprehend the sciences in order to advance our society, I would appreciate them, as well. But they don't.