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There’s an evolutionary psychologist named Gordon Gallup who’s saying that a former University instructor of his informed him that, at a Center in Orange Park, Florida, there was a experiment conducted where a female chimpanzee was inseminated by a human. The birth went to full term and the scientists involved started panicking and they terminated the life of the infant.
That’s outrageous! This stuff is actually going on?
This took place in the 1920s this guy, Gordon Gallup, has a pedigree because he did these experiments where he put animals in front of mirrors in order to determine whether they could recognize their reflections or not. By the way, he coined the term Humanzee and he also coined the term gorilla which is a human and gorillas and harangue which is human and orangutan. He claims that there is no reason why any of those species can’t mate with humans and produce viable offspring.
I thought it was impossible but sometimes when I look at my neighbor I swear his mother and father was a gorilla.
What backs this up is Richard Leakey, the famous anthropologist, was interviewed by Richard Dawkins and he says kind of cryptically but if you listen to it is in no uncertain terms that humans and chimpanzees can produce offspring and it kind of begs the question why isn’t this happening?
No uncertain terms, I mean he’s actually witnessed this process?
No baby coming to term. No, I wouldn’t say he has witnessed that. He’s saying just biologically there’s no reason why that wouldn’t happen.
But what you’re saying is this has been going on since the 1920s.
No, well I think it’s just one experiment that happened and the scientists freaked out.
This might be the one experiment that we know about but what about worldwide? What’s going on? Is this where the sideshow freak show… is that’s where that term comes from?
That might be but I don’t see any photographic evidence of these creatures and we’ve actually done an episode on Stalin’s army of chimps. He did something along those lines where he was trying to make humans with apes and produce a stronger army.
This seems to me like something that the military would be experimenting with if they haven’t already.
The whole thing is interesting to me. It’s controversial enough that I wouldn’t want to see it actually happened because it would be kind of creepy.
I don’t think anybody wants to see this happen but I don’t know if you could stop something like this with today’s biohacking.
Actually, a lot of this stuff has happened in the past. You have different evolutionary competing species that would branch off just like you have Homo florensis, Denisovans, the Neanderthals and modern humans. Some of those mated with each other so that’s already taken place.
So what you’re saying is this is just another natural evolutionary step. This is just what’s gonna happen in the evolutionary process
You can’t stop it if this happens and it’s not in the public eye and you don’t have the scrutiny of “why did you euthanize this infant” then you would continue to raise that child and you’d have a Humanzee on your hands
Obviously, this is borderline crazy.