Originally Posted by coderguy
Just proves Planet of the Apes is the most accurate Sci Fi movie ever made, we're only one gene splice away from it becoming a reality.
Hence, if the chimps can pick numbers that fast, think what they can do with a sniper rifle, we have no chance.
And if you think Covid is bad...
The sad thing is even though they probably saw the movie, they decided to do it anyways.
It's because of hybrid vigor. If you backcross a wolf with a domesticated dog, the result is a dog smarter than each separate.
I personally believe the reason we became smarter was because of hallucinogens. In order to relay to others our experience, our brains needed to get bigger, and we developed language.
Also I think chimps would lose the ability to do such fast short term memory with the ability of language, just like we did. The same neural pathways responsible for language, are responsible for losing our memory.
People who have been brain damaged, but already know how to do a certain task, our brains will rewire themselves so a non-critical portion of the brain now does the same task through plasticity.
I also think our closest ancestors are the orangutang. Chimps may share more DNA, but the orangutang shares more coding DNA with us, which are responsible for our hand type, posture, etc which we share with the orangutang.
There's two types of DNA, coding and non-coding. The coding is responsible for phenotype, among other things. While non-coding is DNA which was sliced in by bacteria and viruses we fought off. Sort of like mother nature doing genetic engineering. Those non-coding DNA are used as part of our immune response. So all it proves is chimps share a common history of being exposed to the same pathogens as us.
Although the new Planet of the Apes movies were done poorly, and had so much potential. Those damn dirty directors!
Oh and scientists are evil little .... Scientists tried and failed once to make strange matter, which is a theoretical form of matter which converts regular matter to strange matter. They wanted to see if they could make some, even though if they had succeeded, we would no longer exist. Of course they failed, since we're here to type out our opinion of them.
They succeeded in making strange matter, but were disappointed it didn't do what they expected and cause a doomsday chain reaction. I mean who does that?