How come there is no ape species more human like than chimps or bonobos?
There used to be more human-like apes but they are all now extinct.
We do not know for sure why they became extinct.
But, as a species, we tend to react to direct competition with deadly force, so that could be one possible answer.
Currently we are wiping out the other apes (e.g Oran Utan, Mountain Gorilla, etc.)
When we have wiped out all the other great apes will you then be asking "Why are there no ape species even close
to being like us?"
Or will you realise that species that get in our way have a tendency
to become extinct?
You would expect to find living gradations of species leading up to human, right?
Wrong. More species have become extinct than are currently in existence.
Most species have become extinct - there is no reason for our cousins to have been exempt from that.
Edited by Panda, : No reason given.
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