15 May 2021

Cousin Pan

While humans and chimpanzees have a common ancestor... it was a LONG fucking time ago.

7,002,021 years ago long fucking time ago.

About 2 million years before Ardipithecus Ramidus stepped on the stage.

Our common ancestor was a wee little thing.

It didn't resemble either future line much at all.

But you read about people thinking that Chimps and Man diverged after HS Neanderthalis and HS. Sapiens split.

They forget that the modern Chimp is the result of as many years of evolution as us.

We've got Ardipithecus Ramidus, Australopithecus Anamensis, Australopithecus Afarensis, Australopithecus Africanus, Paranthropus Robustus, Paranthropus Boisei, Homo Habilis, Homo Eragaster, Homo Erectus, Homo Heidelbergensis and Homo Sapiens between us and that split.

Chimps have an equally long list of ancestors between the Homo and Pan split as us.

It needs to be mentioned.

It takes a lot of time (seven million years) and evolution to get a 2% differentiation in DNA.

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