Re: Chimp genetics

From: Dani Eder (
Date: Tue May 16 2006 - 05:46:13 MDT

Apparently your understanding was commong among
biologists, but recent genetic analysis showed it's
not true.


I'm using chimpanzees as a proxy for early humans,
since the time early humans lived in a similar
environment as chimpanzees, a couple of million
years, is much longer than the time since we have
used agriculture and lived in cities (<10Kyr).
Therefore whatever selection pressures have operated
have had much more time to do so in the earlier


--- Russell Wallace <> wrote:

> Are you sure it's not the other way around? My
> understanding was that chimp
> tribes are based on groups of related males (who
> live or die in the
> territory they were born in) while females disperse.

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