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Re: The Summers Theory
On Jul 3, 3:11am, Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
> Since the common ancestor of chimps, gorillas, and humans has not yet been
> identified in the fossil record, it's a bit premature to comment that humans
> are "more evolved" than chimps or gorillas. It is presently more likely that
> chimps, gorillas, and humans are all about equally "evolved" from the common
> ancestor (whatever that may mean).
>-- End of excerpt from Dinogeorge@aol.com
Yes - presumably the calculation of the chimp/human divergence date ASSUMES
equal rates of mutation in each line. I don't see what other assumption we can
The human apomorphs seem to be largely due to changes in genes controlling
We may be more 'ancestral' than chimps with other genes.