'That's a very good question, honey,' her father replies. 'God made Adam and Eve and they had children and then their children had children, and as a result, mankind began.'
Later that day, Melissa asks her Mother the same question. 'Mommy, how did we humans first appear on earth?'
'That's an intelligent question, Melissa,' she replies. 'Millions of years ago there were monkeys from which, gradually, the human race evolved.'
Melissa is confused by this answer and goes back to her father. 'Daddy,' she asks, 'how come you told me the human race was created by God, yet Mommy said they developed from monkeys?'
'Well darling,' replies her father, smiling, 'the answer is simple. I told you about my side of the family and your Mother told you about her's.'