Are humans a hybrid species? Did our male lineage and our female lineage originate from different species' of primate?
- CowboyLv 61 month ago
of course not but both sexes of our species did evolve in part via hybridization.
- CRRLv 71 month ago
Yes. Men are from mars and Women are from Venus.
- SmegheadLv 71 month ago
Of course not.
Generally speaking, if you're going to promote a ludicrously idiotic theory, it would help if you explained exactly WHY, so we can have some hope of pinpointing exactly where your train of thought wildly derailed.
- ZirpLv 71 month ago
our genetics say no. the difference between male and female is just one chromosome. All 44 autosomes freely flow from one sexe to the other and back
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- Anonymous1 month ago
No. Humans are not hybrids. We evolved from Homo erectus in Africa. Our closest relative is Homo neanderthalensis, which evolved from a Euuropean population of H. erectus that had left Africa about half a million years before we evolved as a species.
There are scientists who claim that we hybridized with Neanderthals in Europe and H. erctus populations in Asia, but these claims are not proven. There is no irrefutable evidence of hybridization in the form of either Y chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. There is not a single living human being who has Neanderthal mitochondrial DNA or Neanderthal Y chromosome. Neanderthal mitochondrial DNA is known and it shows that we last shared a common ancestor with Neanderthals 500,000 years ago. All modern humans share a common ancestor 250,000 years ago according to mitochondrial DNA. If there was hybridization then at least one human should have mitochondrial DNA that belongs to a Neanderthal or H. erectus. None can be found so far. Until we do find such a person, the claim that we hybridized with Neanderthals or H. erectus remains unproven, even if those who are promulgating that idea treat it as gospel truth.
Similarly, the oldest Y chromosome lineage found in modern humans originated in West Africans, and this Y chromosome lineage is dated to about 300,000 years ago. That is not quite old enough to be Neanderthal Y chromosome either, so it is also not evidence that modern humans hybridized with Neanderthals.
- YYYZZ 2Lv 71 month ago
No. Why should it? All mammals are of two different sexes, male and female. Same goes for plants, fish, and insects, with a few exceptions.
- Elaine MLv 71 month ago
According to new research in the past 3 years, our 'version' is an outcrossing that accommodates 5 other variants plus the Neanderthals in the past 40,000 years. All variants are very similar in nature, you have to look very hard to find the DNA evidence of them but yes, they are there. Check some scientific sites, a lot of this has been in the news in the past 4 months.
- yLv 71 month ago
We know we are a mix of/interbred with at least three others on our tree. We know two out of the three, but species x is still eluding us. Basically, we have always been and still are, horn dogs that will **** anything.
- 1 month ago
There is proof that our species bred with a neandrothal. As a christian Id say its when cane or able, (whichever one lived I dont remember) Took a wife. Keeping religion out of it. Yes there is proof.
- HockeyLv 61 month ago