- deniseLv 72 months ago
Chimpanzees are our closest relatives yes.
- CowboyLv 62 months ago
They certainly resemble republicans quite a bit..........
- busterwasmycatLv 72 months ago
In many ways, yet not so human-like in many other ways. They are structurally quite similar (opposable thumb and all that), and behaviors are often similar even if not at all identical, so while monkeys and all other primates including the other great apes (the tailless apes likes chimps, orangs, and gorillas) are all similar to humans, more similar than most animals, they are also not the same.
- JazSincLv 72 months ago
Well sure, apart from
o Shoulder articulation. Humans have "ape shoulder articulation" from a brachiating ancestor. Monkeys don't.
o dorsal- ventral flattening. That's another thing we inherited from an ape brachiating ancestor.
o Taillessness. This isn't a defining distinction since Barbary macaques (monkey) are also tailless.
o The foramen magnum in hominini is "under" the skull and not "behind."
o Running bipedally. Humans do that. Monkeys don't.
o Adult female humans have breasts all the time. Adult female monkeys don't.
o Humans have a notable subcutaneous fat layer. You can expect monkeys to starve to death more quickly. Bonus, humans thrive in cooler climates than most monkeys.
o Big brains. Humans are bigger-brained than monkeys. We use that for thinking. Humans invented atlatls, and monkeys didn't. Humans invented hoodies, and monkeys didn't -- and again this invention extended our range into places where water is frozen part of the year.
o Very fine hair. From a distance, humans look almost hairless. It's a lot easier to see that monkeys look hairy.
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- canadacraigLv 72 months ago
Tell a monkey that and they'll never speak to you again.
- Anonymous2 months ago
They are to me.