Wednesday, November 15, 2006

paws off, perverts

slate's science columnist has written a column asking "Can humans mate with other animals."

highlights (lowlights?):

Last week, scientists announced that the human gene pool seems to include DNA from Neanderthals. That suggests that humans interbred with their primate cousins at some point before the Neanderthals went extinct about 30,000 years ago. Could we mate with other animals today?

Neanderthals weren't our ancestors' only dalliance with other primates. "Pre-humans" and "pre-chimpanzees" interbred and gave birth to hybrids millions of years ago. In the 1920s, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin sent an animal-breeding expert to Africa in hopes of creating an army of half-man, half-monkey soldiers. Attempts both to inseminate women with monkey sperm and impregnate female chimpanzees with human sperm failed.

i say--keep your hands off me you damned dirty apes! you're not going to pollute down THIS dog's primo dna!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what a pawsome mix of DNA you are!

Bussie Kissies

7:15 AM  

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