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Comment 18 by Anaximander :

Is it 6 million years divided by about 20 years? Something like 300 000 generations. That should make about 300 km.

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How far do we have to go until we reach our common ancestor with the chimpanzees? It is a surprisingly short way. Allowing one yard per person, we arrive at the ancestor we share with chimpanzees in under 300 miles. We have hardly started to cross the continent; we are still not half way to the Great Rift Valley. The ancestor is standing well to the east of Mount Kenya, and holding in her hand an entire chain of her lineal descendants, culminating in you standing on the Somali beach.

Sun, 03 Oct 2010 02:16:49 UTC | #528316