Thursday, September 01, 2005

great apes (and their naked ape cousins)

new findings in the mapping of your cousin the chimp's genome. listen to this description of behavioral differences between chimps and naked apes both caused by and causing DNA differences and you tell me which species sounds like it has more fun:

But another aspect of the comparison has yielded insights into a different question, the evolution of the human Y chromosome. The new finding implies that humans have led sexually virtuous lives for the last six million years, at least in comparison with the flamboyant promiscuity of chimpanzees.

also discovered: bonzo would definitely have made a better president than his co-star.


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