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Wed May 19, 2021, 01:42 PM

4. The concept of "species" is fuzzy

Humans have created this abstract concept of species, and it is a generally useful idea, but the details of what separates similar animals into two separate species are less precise than many people realize.

Homo sapiens has only existed for about 300,000 years and our branching off from Neanderthals and Denisovans hominoids is recent enough that we could still breed and produce viable offspring. Whether we can even call ourselves separate species may have more to do with human pride than with scientific fact.

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