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LuckyTheDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 05:13 PM
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Insert your own Tea Party joke here: Humans are 97% the same as orangutans
Orangutans may be more closely related to humans than scientists previously thought, a new genetic study has shown.
The first blueprint of the orangutan genetic code has confirmed that they share 97 per cent of their DNA with people.
Although that makes the red-haired apes less closely related to us than chimps - who have 99 per cent of DNA in common - a small portion of orangutan DNA is a closer match to human DNA, the international team of researchers found.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1350807/How-humans-97-orangutans-New-research-shows-DNA-matches.html#ixzz1CHCUESCV


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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 05:17 PM
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1. TRUE!!!
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Nuclear Unicorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 05:17 PM
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2. Shave my dad's back and the proof is undeniable.
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 05:17 PM
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3. Please, let's not insult orangutans...
the poo-flinging baggers are a disgrace to all primates.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 05:18 PM
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4. Makes me feel sorry for the orangutans.
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Tyrs WolfDaemon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 05:20 PM
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5. Shouldn' this be read: Orangutans are more closely related to us than Teabaggers
Edited on Thu Jan-27-11 05:20 PM by Tyrs WolfDaemon
All kidding aside though - this is really cool.
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JudyM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 05:27 PM
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8. Great line! nt
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 05:21 PM
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6. And teabaggers are a perfect match. nt
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 05:25 PM
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7. I thought most orangutans favored the public option and cap and trade /nt
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 05:43 PM
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9. I understand they're pretty pissed about this news.
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Tyrs WolfDaemon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 05:52 PM
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10. The Orangutans or the Teabaggers?
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:06 PM
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12. The Orangutans, of course !
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:01 PM
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11. There was a great article in Harper's years ago comparing orangs
and chimps. One comparison was putting a chimp in a cage with a screwdriver. The chimp would bang it against things, maybe crack a few nuts with it, and lose interest. The orang would ignore it until nobody was looking and then use it to dismantle the cage.

That's the part that at least some of us share with them.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:07 PM
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13. Here's my plan. I'll wait until the humans get tired of watching, then I'm busting out.
Patience is a virtue.
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