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Of humans, primates, and pigs

| | September 3, 2013

We humans share a lot of DNA with chimps and other primates, so there’s no real doubt we reside fairly close to these other creatures on the evolutionary tree.   But yet, there are some major gaps in the standard story of how primates transitioned into humans.   I’ve recently become aware of a novel, eerily compelling, hypothesis that – if accepted – would appear to fill these gaps quite nicely.

To put it simply, the hypothesis is that: Somewhere back in early proto-human history, there was a primate-pig hybrid.  Most probably a hybrid of a pig with a chimp, or some sort of proto-chimp.

Read the full, original story here: Between Chimp-Pig and Superman

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