Human origins: Are we hybrids?
This article is a little different from others on this site, because it�s about the findings of my own research. I�m a geneticist whose work focuses on hybrids and, particularly, the role of hybridization in the evolutionary process. Here, I report certain facts, which seem to indicate that human origins can be traced to hybridization, specifically to hybridization involving the chimpanzee (but not the kind of hybridization you might suppose!). You can access detailed and documented discussions supporting this claim from links on this page. But I�ll summarize the basic reasoning here, without a lot of citations and footnotes. Human origins: Are we hybrids?