Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 2 weeks ago

Are chimpanzees cousins of humans?

14 Answers

  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    2 weeks ago
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    That's quite a stretch for the meaning of 'cousin', but with a phylogenetic view overlooking millions of years, it's true in a poetic sense......

  • 2 weeks ago

    not cousins more like closest relatives 

  • 2 weeks ago

    Enough distance we are not cousins. Humans share about the same DNA structure with chimps, as with bananas.

    If chimp is a cousin, so is a banana, or a pig.

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  • CRR
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    No. The closest they get is that they were created on day 6, the same as humans.

    The chimpanzee–human last common ancestor, or CHLCA, the last common ancestor shared by the extant Homo (human) and Pan (chimpanzee and bonobo) genera of Hominini is a simply an evolutionary hypothetical.

    • Smeghead
      Lv 7
      2 weeks agoReport

      If you had even the tiniest shred of a sense of irony, your head would have just exploded, making the world a vastly better place.

  • 2 weeks ago

    Distantly, yes. The chimpanzee–human last common ancestor, or CHLCA, is the last common ancestor shared by the extant Homo (human) and Pan (chimpanzee and bonobo) genera of Hominini. Due to complex hybrid speciation, it is not possible to give a precise estimate on the age of this ancestral population. While "original divergence" between populations may have occurred as early as 13 million years ago (Miocene), hybridization may have been ongoing until as recently as 4 million years ago (Pliocene).

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    We're closely related.  I think in the current view, the early hominids split into a new line and what became the current apes, then the new line split into chimpanzees and another line that further split into several lines of early humans.  The line that lead to us did a final split into Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    Not in my native language, but in English, yes

    Somethousandth cousins hundreds of times removed

  • 2 weeks ago

    NO. cousin means you share a common grandparent. 

  • 2 weeks ago

    cousins, no not at all. In the same hominid tree branch, yes,

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