Response to thread about "why aren't primates continuing to evolve?"

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Skimming science news I thought this answered the question why haven't other primates evolved like humans?

Big Brain Gene Found in Humans Not Chimps

" A single gene may have paved the way for the rise of human intelligence by dramatically increasing the number of brain cells found in a key brain region.

This gene seems to be uniquely human: It is found in modern-day humans, Neanderthals and another branch of extinct humans called Denisovans, but not in chimpanzees."

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Why would we think that primates are not continuing to evolve?
 
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Maybe one will evolve into a 25 foot tall ape? It's possible. ;)


Not Bigfoot, but a very real if extinct kind of ape.

"Bill Munns stands next to his model of a Gigantopithecus male, a quadrupedal, fist-walking creature that also could have stood erect, as bears do."
 

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