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Are Chimpanzees Really Humans?

Rich Sobel
Aug 9, 2019 · 11 min read

In a startling and thought provoking article recently published in the journal Human Evolution, Roffman and colleagues propose that chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and their “cousins”, bonobos (Pan paniscus), need to be reclassified to the genus of Homo, the same genus as human beings (Homo sapiens).

That’s a BIG step!