Human's Closest Relative?

When pressed to choose a new over an older, well established hypothesis, one should never merely ask oneself whether the novel hypothesis can explain a few scattered traits or phenomena (think perhaps aquatic ape hypothesis?): the real test of a better hypothesis is whether it can explain everything the hypothesis it seeks to replace can explain, plus something more.

Apparently, that basic lesson has been lost on a biology professor from Pittsburgh University who thinks orangutans are our closest evolutionary relatives. John Oliver reports.

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I take it those Discovery Channel documentaries didn't show this example of face-to-face copulation?

Maybe he should keep up with this blog...
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