If humans died out, would we evolve again from apes? © Getty Images

If humans died out, would we evolve again from apes?

Without humans in the way there's nothing to say that our ape cousins couldn't go on to evolve to have greater intelligence.

Asked by: Douglas Butcher, Callington

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Maybe, if we were wiped out by a species-specific plague, it’s possible that another ape species might go on to evolve greater intelligence and develop a fully bipedal gait.


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