Sometimes a story comes along that is so very strange that those thinking of writing on the topic ignore it as fake news or an “Onion” story when first observed. However, when trusted news outlets starting popping up with indications that the madness may be true, it is often with great awe to those addressing the topic. Such as the case today with today’s “human monkeys.”
One of Britains most respected news outlets, The Sun, has reported that “HUMAN-chimpanzee hybrid was born in a Florida lab 100 years ago before being killed by panicked doctors,” according to the claims of evolutionary psychologist Gordon Gallup. He dubbed the strange creation a “humanzee.” It is said the pregnancy went full term.
While many in D.C. tend to act like human-chimp crossbreeds, this one is said to have been authentic. We know that Gallup created the “self-recognition test” proving that primates could tell their own reflection once properly shown, so clearly knows the topic.
The famous researcher said that “his former university professor told him that a humanzee baby was born at a research facility where he used to work.” Gallup says, “One of the most interesting cases involved an attempt which was made back in the 1920s in what was the first primate research center established in the US in Orange Park, Florida.”
He adds, “They inseminated a female chimpanzee with human semen from an undisclosed donor and claimed not only that pregnancy occurred but the pregnancy went full term and resulted in a live birth.”
While this was a breakthrough in many ways, it did not take long for the horror of the deed to become known. “But in the matter of days or a few weeks, they began to consider the moral and ethical considerations and the infant was euthanized.”
It is alleged that this creator “worked at Yerkes before the research center moved to Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 1930.” Gallup even says that “He told me the rumor was true. And he was a credible scientist in his own right.”
Many attempts and claims throughout the 20th century boasted that such animals were created, but most of those were debunked. This has not been the case with this claim from such a very high profile scientist.
Gallup mentions that “All of the available evidence both fossil, paleontological and biochemical, including DNA itself, suggests that humans can also breed with gorillas and orangutans. Humans and all three of the great ape’s species are all descended from a single common ape-like ancestry.” This latter claim is debated among scientists, still, the similarities are stark, just the same.
He certainly does not seem to fear the idea, either. Gallup has even gone and named the creatures! “I’ve also coined what would be the appropriate terms to refer to human-gorilla hybrids and human-orangutan hybrids which would be a ‘hurilla’ and a ‘hurang’,” he declares.
Speaking on the topic further he says, “I think it’s a fascinating question and I think it would have profound psychological and biological implications. But whether the cost would justify the benefit is the other question in this equation.”
Beyond the moral price, however, Gallup and others seem to forget what kinds of nightmare diseases and illnesses would likely develop that could jump from his “humanzees” to humans. Alterations in the flu or something that afflicts only monkeys and primates at this time could be merely the sniffles for a non-human.
It could wipe out millions of humans.
These issues make it very unwise for mankind to suggest that creating a new species is not going to open the door to a multitude of threats that are not properly being addressed.
Monkeying needlessly around with nature is never a wise endeavor.