Differences Between Primates And Humans

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Introduction
What makes us humans? Is it the way we walk? The way we talk? The way we experience certain life events or emotions? How could we possibly be different than other animals? We all share some sort of basic life cycle e.g every animal (including humans) can produce offspring, we are made up of blood and flesh, we breath the same air as well so what exactly makes us so different?

Primates vs Humans
It is believed by scientists that we share 99% of our DNA with chimps. If we share 99% of our DNA with chimps, shouldn’t we be acting and walking around the way chimps do? But there are certain variations that distinguish us from them. The 1% of our DNA that we do not share with chimps makes a vast difference.
The differences
In the table below list the differences between a chimp and humans
Apes Humans
Body is covered with hair except for their
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There are many more differences that distinguish us from chimps, if you would like to find out about the other differences, you may go on this website: http://www.ivyroses.com/HumanBiology/Evolution/Humans-vs-Primates.php

Human Evolution
Many scientists have been gathering information trying to prove that humans have evolved. It is said that before humans, we had ancestors e.g homo erectus and homo habilis. Anthropologists proved their theory by digging up fossils of these ancestors.

The differences between the hominids:
Australopithecus afarensis
This species of hominids was discovered during the 1970s. The fossils found was believed to have been dated back to 3 million – 4 million years ago. The Australopithecus Afarensis is thought to be the oldest hominids species to have ever lived.
Australopithecus Afarensis

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