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Is it possible for humans to produce offspring with chimpanzees and Gorillas? And if it is possible do you think the hybrid  would be able to speak English and use it's feet to grasp things?

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Dear David,

This has been debated for quite some time, and no one really knows for sure whether humans and chimps (probably not gorillas) could produce viable offspring.  No one really *wants* to know, I guess, considering what you'd have to do.

No guesses on what such a hybrid offspring could do with its vocal apparatus or its feet.

Dana

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Dana Krempels

Expertise

I can answer questions about evolutionary mechanisms and theory, including genetic drift, mutation, natural selection, etc. I also can clear up misconceptions about evolution as it's sometimes talked about by those not well-versed in the subject (e.g., some politicians and many religious fundamentalists).

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I have a Ph.D. in Biology, and presently teach Evolution and Biodiversity, Genetics, Botany, and Zoology at the University of Miami.

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House Rabbit Society Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society

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Exotic DVM Magazine (veterinary journal)

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B.S. in Biology B.A. in English Ph.D. in Biology

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