Skip to comments.Evidence for the Orangutan Relationship
Posted on 04/03/2005 9:23:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Evidence for the orangutan being the closest living relative of modern humans is based on at least 35 known characters that appear to be either exclusive to humans and orangutans or largely absent in outgroups.
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If I recall, they also hunt in a highly organized manner as a group.
Yeah, well we're supposedly related to yeast too.
"CLOSED MOUTH SMILE - Humans, yes - orangutangs, yes - all other apes and monkeys, no."
I have a hound dog that uses a closed mouth smile. It is extremely comical when she does it. My brother has a jack russell that does it too. I think this is not unknown in dogs, if a little unusual.
These folks have obviously been to one of my family reunions.
Chimpanzess hunt in an organized manner; orangs are not meat eaters.
Ape culture hints at earlier evolutionThe complex behaviour of orangutans suggests human culture started to develop 14 million years ago, much earlier than thought. At this time the ancestors of chimps and orangutans diverged... Professor Van Schaik warned though that political unrest and habitat destruction could prevent further studies.
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Thursday, 2 January, 2003New ape population foundConservationists believe about 2,000 rare apes are living out of sight in a remote lowland region of East Kalimantan. The find, if confirmed, will raise the number of known orang-utans in the world by about 10 per cent... The claim, by researchers from the US-based conservation group Nature Conservancy, is based on signs of nests made by the apes... They are in grave danger of extinction, because their habitat is under threat from illegal logging, forest fires and gold mining... Primate experts have predicted that the apes will be found only in zoos by the year 2020 unless immediate steps are taken to protect them.
BBC News Online
Tuesday, 26 November, 2002
INTREP = intelligence report.
"Are we required to excerpt from sciencebuff.org?"
The only requirement is that one is naked. ;')
YEC - "Young Earth Creationist"
"Who told you about my orangutan?!?"
Yeah, well we're supposedly related to yeast too.Figured this topic would get a rise out of you...
Chimpanzess hunt in an organized manner; orangs are not meat eaters.:') Orangutans are somewhat omniverous, and feed in groups.
Evidence for the Orangutan Relationship
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and, on and on.
Just updating the GGG info, not sending a general distribution.
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