Are You Down With Chimp-People Hybrids?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Son of Wobble, Mar 8, 2018.


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  1. Yes, I love my hybrids! Chimp me!

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  2. No, no hybrids for me - Cash out my Chimps

    6 vote(s)
    28.6%
  3. Carrots....Um, I mean, nanners...

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  4. Fire the drummer, hire the Chimp!

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    33.3%
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  1. Bassbeater

    Bassbeater Guest

    Sep 9, 2001
    Can't wait to have them as neighbors with teenagers in a high-rise apartment complex. Imagine... Chimp channel cable packages. Chimp targeted advertising. Chimp sports divisions. I see a strange future here.
     
  2. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    I resemble that remark!
     
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  3. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    Gangs of disrespectful, undisciplined latchkey teenage ChimpPeople making trouble in the streets.
     
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  4. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    This is a old tired covered subject, didn't you use the search Wobble.
     
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  5. ahc

    ahc

    Jul 31, 2009
    No. Virginia
     
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  6. Thanks, we like trees and things made from trees too.:smug:

    Cheers
    -Old Garage Primate
     
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  7. Yeah!... I imagine the chimps aren't too keen on having their gene pool tainted.
     
  8. Sounds like a primate trait across all the species? :rage::poop:
     
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  9. I hope that's your dad up front. He's the better lookin' of the two. :roflmao:
     
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  10. OOPS! :laugh:
    I meant in back. Yeah.
     
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  11. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
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  12. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    Why is chimps the preferred primate here? I'd rather be spliced with orangutans, they have a way better disposition, and a wonderful sense of humor.
     
  13. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
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  14. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Yanno, that is exactly what I was thinking too as I mulled it over.
    Humans are already messed up, and I am sure primates have their issues as well, but now humans are going to extend their deficiencies into another species.
    That is really shady and messed up.

    -Mike
     
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  15. Monkeys have more fun.
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  16. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
  17. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
    Bull. The genetic engineering required to make a viable human-chimp hybrid is not even close to being feasible.

    First of all, even though the genetic difference between our two species is less than 1% of active DNA, that still means there are some 40,000,000 nucleotide pairs that don't match up. Everyone of them must be reconciled somehow.

    You would need to decide from which species to cut each small DNA sequence to paste into the new hybrid and hope that the result works. And then do this millions of times with different sequences with no incompatibilities showing up.

    We have a "map" of the human genome but it only tells us the letters of the DNA sequence (A,C,G,T). But we really have no idea what the vast majority of the sequences actually do. Without that knowledge, we'd be just guessing what would happen when we take one sequence of DNA from a chimp and place it alongside another sequence from a human.

    Secondly, humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes. All of the other great apes (chimps, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans) have 24 pairs. This is due to a fusion of two chromosomes in a single human ancestor several million years ago. In order to make a viable hybrid, we would have to split that chromosome back into two and then undo all of the natural mutations that have occurred there during that time, that would otherwise prevent the DNA from encoding properly.

    I can think of several other really difficult obstacles to overcome, but these are already more than enough.
     
  18. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    But do you prefer
    Old World Monkeys
    or
    New World Monkeys
    I think I prefer macaques over capuchins. Capuchins tend to act like a terrible 2 toddlers when they don't get their way.
     
  19. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
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