There is disagreement in the evolutionary scientific community as to the validity of methods used to analyze and evaluate fossils. However, let us assume, for the moment, that the methods are valid. What would this mean?
What it would mean is that there were extinct “man-apes.” What would these man-apes have been. There are two views – evolutionary and data.
The evolutionary view is that the man-apes were transitional forms; that is, life-forms between more ancient apes and man.
The man-apes would have been ancient apes with higher intelligence and more human-looking appearance than modern apes.
Analysis of Views
The evolutionary view is based on a mixture of data and fantasy. The fantasy is that the man-apes gave birth to human beings. However, no birth fossils (fossils of mothers giving birth to babies) have ever been found.
The data view is always correct because it simply reports the facts.
If fossil analysis/evaluation methodologies are valid, there were ancient apes with higher intelligence and more human-looking appearance than modern apes. There are no birth fossils to prove that they gave birth to human beings.