In addition to genetic dissimilarities, there are many other differences to take into account. Especially in the way they act. Also, even though they can learn some rudimentary sign language, apes cannot grasp the complexities of language. If you study on it, you should be able to see that humans and apes were created separately; we are created in God's image, they aren't.
Over the past half-century or so, dozens of dedicated Darwinists have devoted decades of their lives to studying the behaviour of apes and monkeys. The public is regaled with stories about the likes of Jane Goodall and Dianne Fossey living with chimps and mountain gorillas, respectively. The social structures, behaviours, communication and so on of apes and monkeys are scrutinized for the slightest evidence that they have thoughts and minds not all that far from our own. We are regularly left to conclude that the differences between mankind and these alleged ‘close relatives’ of ours are really minor ones of degree, not kind.To finish reading, click on "Furry little humans?"
Two developments in particular have comforted and reinforced the masses in such evolutionary notions.
One is the high percentage of genetic (DNA) similarity which such primates hold in common with humans. Chimp DNA is supposed to be anywhere from 96% to 98.7% identical to that of humans, depending on who is telling the story. The reason for the variation is that no-one has yet sequenced an ape’s DNA; other, much cruder techniques are used to give a ‘guesstimate’ of the similarity.