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Unformatted text preview: Rohit Sreedharan Anthropology 101 11A 3rd Response Paper A. Relethford Our Place in Nature .When we look at the DNA of the species that are closest to us, we see that the similarities cannot possibly be a coincidence. We can infer from the data that is gathered that humans and primates had some kind of common ancestor that divided into the species we know of today. Also, looking at DNA, we can see exactly where in the sequence the differences occur. From that we can assume that this is what makes apes so much different from humans. Morris Goodman cemented this theory when he experimented with the immunology of different primate species. His major finding was that humans and the African apes are more closely related to each other than either is to the Asian great ape, the orangutan. These results further suggested that humans and African apes shared a more recent common ancestor (Relethford 23). Also, scientists use the genetic similarities between two species to determine when on the evolutionary...
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This essay was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Stutz during the Fall '08 term at Emory.
- Fall '08