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The evolutionary perspective of human origins
Rana, FR. 2001.  Facts for Faith (7):35. CELD ID 5855

Current models for human evolution describe modern humans as gradualy emerging from more primitive "hominids" (members of the primate family Hominidae) through descent with modification via natural selection and mutations. Evolutionary biologists think this process began around 6 million years ago when hominids and apes supposedly diverged from a shared ape-like ancestor.