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Author Topic:   How similar are we to Chimps and Gorillas?
macaroniandcheese 
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Message 16 of 19 (287857)
02-17-2006 6:53 PM
Reply to: Message 15 by Gary
02-17-2006 3:37 PM


giant sloths were only known to still exist in south america due to their 'repulsive smell' until they were found to not be myth.

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Message 17 of 19 (287861)
02-17-2006 6:57 PM
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02-17-2006 6:53 PM


What's your point? Fossils of giant sloths have been known for at least 200 years. Thomas Jefferson even told Lewis and Clark to keep an eye out for them. That doesn't mean they are still alive.

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Speel-yi
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Message 18 of 19 (287931)
02-17-2006 8:33 PM
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02-17-2006 3:37 PM


The jawbones of baboons have the teeth running more or less parallel while the teeth of humans are in somewhat of a V shape. This is to allow for the trachea, esophagus and spinal column to occupy the space in the neck in such a way as to allow the spinal cord to enter the skull at the foramen magnum in a more forward position.
It is generally accepted that Gigantopithicus spp. were bipedal...if they were quadrupeds they would most likely have been staring at the ground all the time.
Most Nez Perce know what skunks smell like and would most likely be happy to explain the difference to anyone that would take the time to ask.
At any rate, whether Bigfoot exists or not is another matter altogether. They are not likely to be a hybrid between humans and chimps.
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Message 19 of 19 (287936)
02-17-2006 8:37 PM
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02-17-2006 8:33 PM


That makes sense, then. Thanks for the explanation.

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