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The so-called “humanzee” (sometimes also called a “chuman”) refers to the hypothetical offspring between a human and a chimpanzee. Though our two species are similar enough, in theory, to result in successful hybridization, such an experiment has never actually taken place, primarily for ethical reasons. After all, if a being is created that further adds to the blurring between the proverbial lines of human and animal, how should that creature be treated? What if an accident were to occur as a result of mishandling, or if the “manimal” were to behave in wild and erratic ways that could be dangerous to others? Conversely, what if the individual were intelligent enough to exist within society; having only one human “parent”, what rights and laws would be applicable to this individual?
Indeed, there are a number of questions… and those are only a few pertaining to hybridization between humans and our closest living relatives in the animal kingdom. However, there are many other possibilities considering the vast array of fauna available on Earth, and previous tests in China and elsewhere involving combining of human stem cells with those of goats, as well as recent propositions that might allow integration of human brain cells into mice, are again raising the red flags of ethical outcry.
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In the past, however, there have indeed been experiments that have sought to create human ape hybrids. In fact, this article from the Gralien archives relates a history of humanzee hybrids and their alleged appearances throughout history. Note in particular the research of Ilya Ivanov in the 1920s and 30s under Stalin, who had allegedly told Ivanov to createby
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IF MAN WAS MADE BY GOD….THEN WE ARE OFFSPRINGS OF THE CREATOR WITH A RIGHT TO MAKE OTHER LIFE FORMS. BESIDES THIS PHYSICISTS PROVED THAT THIS “REALITY” WAS NOTHING MORE THAN A HOLOGRAPHIC PROJECTION…INDICATING TO ME THAT WE ARE ALL GODS IN TRAINING. THE WIZEST OF HUMANS MAY BE THE ASIANS. THEY DESCRIBE US AS YIN AND YANG. “ALL THINGS IN NATURE DO NOT EXIST IN SPITE OF OPPOSITION…BUT BECAUSE OF IT”. ONE THING CANNOT EXIST WITHOUT THE OTHER.
Think about survival. Natural selection works best if there’s variety. If there’s no variation to select from, it has nothing to act on, and the species goes extinct. Diversity is the key to survival, but humanity has much less diversity than most imagine. Increasing that variation artificialy would ensure that some form of sapien would survive whatever unpredictable extinction events are to come. And if more than one variant type survived, between them they could have all the dna needed to recreate an original human. This makes genetic variants the ultimate safety net.
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