[ExI] bonobos vs. chimps

spike spike66 at att.net
Sun Jun 6 00:45:02 UTC 2010

 > ...On Behalf Of John Grigg
> Subject: Re: [ExI] bonobos vs. chimps
> On 6/5/10, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> > On 6/5/2010 4:28 PM, spike wrote:
> >
> >> ...what we see in this case is speciation as a result of a slight 
> >> difference in behavior...
> >
> > In a novel I just read, it was suggested that because bonobos fuck 
> > everything in sight...Analogies come to mind... Damien Broderick

> Damien,
> Has science fiction ever explored a humanity that directly 
> evolved from bonobo chimps and kept their key 
> characteristics?  Their world would sure be different... John

John, the bonobos, chimps and humans all evolved from a common ancestor,
recently.  If you want to call that common ancestor a protohuman or a
protochimp, either is perfectly accurate and acceptable but I like the sound
of protobonobo.


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