Maybe dad wasn’t joking after all

Maybe dad wasn’t joking after all

I remember watching a football game on TV with my dad when I was about 8. There was a huge, hairy guy and my dad told me, “one of his grandfathers was a gorilla.” I wasn’t sure whether to believe him but he finally told me he was just teasing.

But after reading Humans, chimps may have bred after split, I think maybe he was serious.

Boston scientists released a provocative report yesterday that challenges the timeline of human evolution and suggests that human ancestors bred with chimpanzee ancestors long after they had initially separated into two species.

May 19, 2006

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