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

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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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Luis VillazonQ&A expert

Luis trained as a zoologist, but now works as a science and technology educator. In his spare time he builds 3D-printed robots, in the hope that he will be spared when the revolution inevitably comes.

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