I recently heard that the Dalai Lama has a very cool answer.
According to Tibetan legend, once upon a time, an ogress fell in love with a meditating monkey god and asked him to marry her. Eventually, after consulting with the Goddess of Mercy, he said yes. The monkey god and the ogress gave birth to a large tribe of monkeys, and eventually, the monkeys evolved into the Tibetan people of today.
So, according to the Dalai Lama, people are BOTH creations of god, and descendants of monkeys. At least the Tibetan people are. (His joke, not mine).