gibbons and sasquatch
Sasquatch has been described consistently by witnesses. A large, bipedal animal with long arms, a conical head, and a hair-covered body. They are said to move quickly and quietly throughout their environment. We often debate how humanlike Sasquatch is. However, scientists have struggled throughout history to pinpoint what exactly differentiates us from other apes. Our species (homo sapien) is a highly intelligent ape, with the ability to think complexly and speak to our thoughts. We share a common ancestor with chimpanzees, which means we branched off and evolved differently from them. We stopped climbing and started walking. We stopped chattering and started speaking. We stopped adapting and started inventing. Our species is the only recognized primate to evolve such a high intelligence. But what if we aren't alone?
By studying hundreds of footprint casts and several credible Sasquatch hair samples, scientists have determined that this species is an ape. However, many researchers are offended by the idea that Sasquatch could be called anything but human. After all, they appear to be highly intelligent and some reports even detail a language. However, we must remember that humans are in the ape family. It is highly likely that Sasquatch evolved alongside us, adopting some of the same physical characteristics and behavior, such as bipedalism (walking on 2 legs.) However, whether we classify them as a Homo species or not, they will still be part of the ape family, just like us.
A hypothesis has recently come to my attention and I wanted to share it with all of you, because I think it happens to be one of the most profound theories to date. When we take a look at Sasquatch behavior and appearance, we see many similarities to gibbons. For example, gibbons have long arms they use to propel themselves through the trees. We see Sasquatch doing the same thing as they navigate through the forest. They grab onto branches and pull themselves through the brush. Gibbons range in hair color. Some are blonde, some are red, and some are black. This variation in hair coloration is only found in humans, gibbons, and Sasquatch. No other ape species ranges in color like this. Sasquatch is often reported to travel alone or in a very small group. Gibbons travel in groups of 2-6. Even their physical appearance is quite similar. Conical heads, flat noses and long arms.
We share 99% of our DNA with chimpanzees, because we evolved from the same ancestor. However, we are completely different species, with different intelligence levels and adaptations. Could Sasquatch share a common ancestor with the gibbon? They may have gone through the same split as we did, evolving separately, growing in size and adapting to a new environment the same way our species did. This is called convergent evolution. This type of evolution occurs when 2 species share the same environmental challenges, therefore they evolve in similar ways. Perhaps homo sapiens and sasquatch evolved together, resulting in shared characteristics. Could Sasquatch share 99% of their DNA with gibbons?
Only a discovery will hold the answer. However, I'm going to keep this in mind while conducting field work.
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