January 24, 2006

Third Chimpanzee Species = Us?

Follow the link to some interesting research that seems to show that chimpanzees are more closely related to homo sapiens than other apes. Sienna & I were just chatting about this the other day & I didn't know the answer--apparently no-one did until now. :^)

The article also mentions that an earlier report had put us in the same genus as the chimpanzee and the bonobo. I think that's kind of a cool way to look at things...one is a war-crazy species, one is a sex-crazy species and then there's us--we got both kinds of crazies. ;^)