man-ape hybrid

Ed Heist e-heist at tamu.edu
Sat Sep 16 12:23:37 EST 1995


"Abdulqader S. Alawi" <asa at ecst.csuchico.edu> wrote:

> I may agree with you that the experiment has been done and your source 
>could also be legitimate and I also read and heard about many similar 
>experiments which have had the same end result.  These failures only 
>support my original belief that this may never be possible.  The human 
>body is just way to complex to cross-bread with any other organism.  I do 
>not see any success in this persuit, they might as well work on other 
>experiments.

Sounds more like the typical results you get with many intergeneric
(and interspecific) hybrids.  The level of complexity has nothing to
do with it, apes are just as biologically "complex" as humans.  It's
all a matter of the incompatability of genomes that have diverged over
a few million years of isolation.




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