There was considerable fallout, both positive and negative, from our first story covering the radical pig-chimp hybrid theory put forth by Dr. Eugene McCarthy, a geneticist who’s proposing that humans first arose from an ancient hybrid cross between pigs and chimpanzees. But by and large, those coming out against the theory had surprisingly little science to offer in their sometimes personal attacks against McCarthy.
As many critics noted, the advancement of scientific knowledge does not require disproving every radical theory that comes along. It seems, however, that decent arguments against the hybrid origins theory are surprisingly hard to find. We decided it would be worthwhile to take a closer look at the objections that were most commonly offered against the hybrid hypothesis.
Read the full article here: Human hybrids: a closer look at the theory and evidence