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Chimps More Evolved Than Humans

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Terry Jo
- 4413 days ago -
Since the human-chimp split about 6 million years ago,chimpanzee genes can be said to have evolved more than human genes, a new study suggests.


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Jen M (3)
Friday April 20, 2007, 8:16 pm
That is SO true. I was saying this exact thing a couple days ago.

Lauren Stone (586)
Friday April 20, 2007, 11:34 pm
Just look around at the MESS we humans have created on our planet. Even a chimp could tell you THEY are more evolved than most humans.

Tazzie Tiger (4)
Saturday April 21, 2007, 9:00 am
Yeah, their aircraft, vehicles, ships, technology, medical knowhow, ability to solve complex Physical equations and systems of government are so much further advanced than us simple human folk.

Nancy M (62)
Saturday April 21, 2007, 12:02 pm
I want a banana!

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 21, 2007, 8:27 pm
Would have loved to have read it, but can't get onto the web site. Sounds very interesting. Try to back to it later.

Robert the Bruce (832)
Sunday April 22, 2007, 7:56 am
Sounds nutz. I'm with Tazzie. Show ne the chimp named Shakespeare or Einstein or Hawking.

Terry Jo C (8)
Sunday April 22, 2007, 2:21 pm
Eleni, hope this helps -

Dave Kane (308)
Sunday April 22, 2007, 5:29 pm
Well let's get a REAL chimp in the Whitehouse then : )

IE Ries (237)
Tuesday April 24, 2007, 5:36 am
"Yeah, their aircraft, vehicles, ships, technology, medical knowhow, ability to solve complex Physical equations and systems of government are so much further advanced than us simple human folk."

That's simple tool evolution. There's another kind, however, and that's called emotional and psychological evolution. In that regard, we haven't changed and the chimps are ahead of us; we might be able to manufacture tools but too often don't know how to properly deploy those tools, and cause massive devestation. The evolutionary adaptation of making and using tools isn't the be-all, end-all and shouldn't always be held up as some sort of "evidence" of so-called superiority. It's what it is, the ability to make complex tools, and humans aren't the only tool makers and users out there, either. Elevating this one adaptation doesn't change the apparent fact that psychological parody didn't evolve in humans - our unrefined use and overuse of tools has seriously damaged our own habitat and exterminated other species - something other species clearly do not do.

Trent Rhode (24)
Tuesday April 24, 2007, 7:52 am
Great points Rooibos Bird. Yes, evolution does not equal more complexity. Humans have "evolved" to the brink of their own extinction it seems. Who knows though, maybe it is part of a natural cycle of novelty and symplicity, and we are simply the end of another cycle, and perhaps we will indeed truly evolve beyond our reptillian brains and into the more encompassing parts of our brains and energy systems.

IE Ries (237)
Thursday April 26, 2007, 5:11 pm
Thanks, Naqual. Personally, though, I'd like to evolve to possess an avian brain ;)

Alf I (246)
Saturday April 28, 2007, 10:23 am
I can't get onto the website!!!

Terry Jo C (8)
Saturday April 28, 2007, 4:49 pm
Go to search "Chimps more evolved than humans" That should do it.
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