(Genesis 1:25) “And God made the beast of the earth each after it’s own kind,”
Creationists see all life forms, including monkeys and mankind, as the creations of a god; most often the Abrahamic God of the Bible.
(Genesis 1:26) “And God said, Let us make man in our image,”
Evolutionist see monkey as a step (or grade) in the process evolving simple primates into homo-erectus (A.K.A. humans). Monkey = Ape = Man.
(Sura 2 – Al-Baqara:Verse 65)”Be you “monkeys”, despised and rejected.”
The Koran identifies Christians as monkeys. (Sura 2 – Al-Baqara:Verse 65) ”And indeed you knew those amongst you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath. We said to them: “Be you “monkeys”, despised and rejected.”
Socialists often compare the antics of young monkeys to the behavior of pre-teen humans as a way of explaining early childhood development.
At times it may be difficult to separate mankind from the monkeys.