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which animal is more similar to human, swine or ape?

Postby cabi » Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:15 pm

I was wondering, which animal is more similar to human - swine or ape - if we're talking about anatomy. I know, that genetically apes are the same as men in 95% or even more, but I heard that anatomicly pigs are more similar to human than apes. So, am I wrong or am I right? Thank you for any usefull answer.
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Postby kotoreru » Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:20 pm

I'd go with apes. In fact I'd DEFINITELY go with apes. You know weapons manufacturers test new bullets by firing them at large boards of soap because of the similarities to human flesh on impact...
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Postby alextemplet » Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:42 pm

Anatomically apes are more similar. Think about it: same number of digits, binocular vision, very similar body shape; the only real anatomical difference between humans and apes is our fully opposable thumb.
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Postby kotoreru » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:16 pm

And our ankles. And knees. And hips. I'll stop now lol
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Postby alextemplet » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:19 pm

Those aren't quite as major differences as the opposable thumb, at least not in evolutionary terms.
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Postby mcar » Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:08 pm

apes rule your question.
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Postby woolleyy » Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:15 pm

I think it can often depend on the person. My flatmate is pretty messy... But overall, Apes. Definitely.
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Postby canan5000 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:11 am

swine because although as you said apes are genetically similar we have successfully transplanted numerous swine organs into our bodies.
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:29 pm

yes, but that is not because of genetic differences. An organ from an ape would probably present many more advantages, but it is easier to raise a pig than an ape. And easier to extract an organ from it.
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Postby mcar » Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:43 pm

Apes closely resemble man even in his behavior.
So sorry however that man could really act like a swine.

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Postby MrMistery » Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:10 pm

yeah, and raising a man to harvest his organs is not exactly moral..
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Postby Horace Joffrion » Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:01 am

canan5000 wrote:swine because although as you said apes are genetically similar we have successfully transplanted numerous swine organs into our bodies.


I agree completly with your theory.
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