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Why are there no half monkey half human?

 
 
Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2011 04:13 pm
Why arent there any chimps that are only part way through evolving to humans? They are like 96 percent genetically similar so must have evolved from something similar, so why arent there any part way in between?
 
djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2011 04:23 pm
@tommot2002,
who says there aren't
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2011 04:32 pm
@tommot2002,
tommot2002 wrote:

Why arent there any chimps that are only part way through evolving to humans? They are like 96 percent genetically similar so must have evolved from something similar, so why arent there any part way in between?
I'm not sure you're serious, but I'll play along for a bit...
The common ancestor died several million years ago. And even though humans didn't evolve from chimps, our ancestors that came between us and the common ancestor got wiped out by their more successful descendants.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2011 04:38 pm
@tommot2002,
Do you understand anything about evolution?

Humans did not evolve from Chimpanzees.
djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2011 04:41 pm
@maxdancona,
oh yeah, then how do you explain this
http://www.cinemotions.com/data/films/1007/41/2/photo-Lancelot-agent-secret-Lancelot-Link-Secret-Chimp-1970-3.jpg
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tommot2002
 
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Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2011 05:04 pm
Yeah but when this common ancestor evolved into other stuff why didnt they mate with each other?
djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2011 05:05 pm
@tommot2002,
well, i once saw a video of a monkey ******* a football, but i'm not going to touch the most obvious joke there
rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2011 05:29 pm
@tommot2002,
tommot2002 wrote:

Yeah but when this common ancestor evolved into other stuff why didnt they mate with each other?

What makes you think they didn't.
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jcboy
 
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Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2011 06:04 pm
@tommot2002,
There are, they're called republicans.
eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2011 06:50 pm
What about Wayne Rooney.

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQl7nXP8TyoC5jLTnkRuNoEyKPJe-89zyiZcQNLtsPBka4Z4e82Yg Shocked
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BillRM
 
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Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2011 07:25 pm
@jcboy,
Only a sub species of Republicans call tea party Republicans.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2011 08:02 pm
@tommot2002,
They all moved to Hoboken NJ in the '90s. After a successfull run, they retired from working in politics. As a group, they live contentedly in condos in Capistrano, California. They've GOT all the bananas they can eat, avoiding prosecution for corruption as they're on appeal.
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Ionus
 
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Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2011 08:05 pm
@tommot2002,
Anyone who knows the palaeo-anatomy can walk down a street and point out features our ancestors had....chimps are a little too far evolved in a different direction though their organs are very similar .....
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Ionus
 
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Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2011 08:07 pm
@djjd62,
Quote:
well, i once saw a video of a monkey ******* a football, but i'm not going to touch the most obvious joke there
Ahhh...that would be...the .....football was his mother ??? All the dogs had the beach ball ?? It was half time ??
laughoutlood
 
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Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2011 10:20 pm
@tommot2002,
eek i just found a dead end

i am so getting that shampoo

b4 the bbq

scrumptious
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2011 10:34 pm
Humans and chimps are close enough genetically that there is apparently a decent chance that a hybrid could be born. But, as it happens, neither finds the other very sexually appealing, so it's not too likely to come about.
Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2011 06:56 am
@MontereyJack,
Hence the term monkeying around?
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djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2011 07:01 am
@Ionus,
you'd have to think american football and uh.......um......pamela rosa could probably explain it better Wink
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Fido
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2011 07:11 am
@tommot2002,
tommot2002 wrote:

Why arent there any chimps that are only part way through evolving to humans? They are like 96 percent genetically similar so must have evolved from something similar, so why arent there any part way in between?
Chimps have a 99% similarity to human beings, so it is hard to get much closer than that... The reason there is nothing between us and them is found in our nature, and in nature as a general phenomenon... Our nature is that of a preditor, and we are monkey eaters, and no doubt have universally eaten humans... Chimps in being able to climb were able to escape the fate of many who could not...
 

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