I think it's quite possible that we didn't evolve from apes. In fact, I believe we are actually de-evolving to apes. Our species potential and the capacity of our brain and its functions are enormous and not yet completely understood. This to me does not suggest we our in our latest stage of evolution but in fact says that certain potential was perhaps used at one time but no longer is needed; like a mansion whose residents have all moved out.
Scientists are thrilled to witness apes use tools and communicate with humans and they conclude they could be our ancestors. Isn't it possible they have those skills because they used to be human. Eating with a spoon and using sign language is the least that this close cousin of an advanced species should be able to do.
I suggest that any primates or whatever else evolutionists want to link us to, be it chickens, fish, dogs or moose, may not be our ancestors but in fact be the picture of our descendants.