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    Oliver -- Humanzee

    This is a really interesting story about a chimp that had very human characteristics. Now, scientists determined that he was a pure chimp after doing some genetic testing but they noted some genetic anomalies. There are those, who seem highly credible who insist that a half human half chimp was born at Yerkes lab many decades ago. It was euthanized. Boy, does that bring up ethical issues around sanctity of life, what constitutes humanness.


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    Oliver, my favorite humanzee. he be weird ... extra gene pairs ... right?
    “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”

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    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    Oliver, my favorite humanzee. he be weird ... extra gene pairs ... right?
    Something like that. It would only take a subtle tiny gene shift to move it closer to human, while still being able to insist it was completely chimp.

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