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What if we orchestrated a human-chimpanzee hybrid?

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3 years ago#1
There's no reason to think it can't happen. We've produced viable offspring in the lab with species more distantly related than we are to chimps. Like llamas and camels--they're farther apart than we are to a chimp cousins but we can get them to breed and make a half-camel, half-llama.

So, if we used a laboratory method to make a half-human, half-chimp animal...what would that mean to religion? Or just creationism specifically?

And yes, the reason why we haven't done this yet is dude wtf that's gross. (But we could if we wanted, and I do apologize for the mental images I've subjected you to.)
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3 years ago#2
Yeah, what if?
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3 years ago#3
dude wtf that's gross
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3 years ago#4
With respect to religion, I assume you're asking the obvious moral question - would it be okay to stick it in?
Now obviously you would have to marry the monkey first, and therefore it would have to be of the opposite sex, but if those criteria are met I don't see how it would be a problem.
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3 years ago#5
As long as the hybrid eventually bludgeons his creator to death and an anti-science "Don't play God" lesson is learned and turned into a movie, I see no problem with this.
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3 years ago#6
It is not necessarily that easy, since humans and chimps have different numbers of chromosomes. This can (but doesn't always) make interbreeding impossible. There are stories of people trying to before without success.
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3 years ago#7
I don't know. Faust's parents seem to have done a fine job.
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3 years ago#8
Hustle Kong posted...
I don't know. Faust's parents seem to have done a fine job.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95SYdjRVCR0
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3 years ago#9
OrangeWizard posted...
Yeah, what if?


This is so predictable it's not even funny anymore. No matter what question is being asked, any query beginning with "what if" will result in OrangeWizard coming in and repeating the question back at you, for no reason and without any explanation. If a kid ever asked him how big the sun is, he would say, "Yeah, how big?"
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3 years ago#10
Imperator420 posted...

This is so predictable it's not even funny anymore. No matter what question is being asked, any query beginning with "what if" will result in OrangeWizard coming in and repeating the question back at you, for no reason and without any explanation. If a kid ever asked him how big the sun is, he would say, "Yeah, how big?"



But "how big is the sun" does not begin with "what if"?

See, errors like this is why nobody takes you seriously.
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