15 Apr 2024

Can a human and a chimpanzee mate to create a hybrid species?
Ilya Ivanovic Ivanov, who worked in an underground laboratory where light did not enter shortly after World War I, was an interesting scientist who was obsessed with human-monkey hybrids. Thanks to the crossbreeding or artificial insemination studies he learned during my education in Paris and later carried out for Soviet Russia, he enabled Russian agriculture to make a great breakthrough by producing the world's most durable horses.
Now he wants to do this hybridization study, which he did with horses, in humans. He wanted to produce super soldiers by creating stronger, smarter and healthier people. For this reason, Lenin took the necessary investment to convince his government by glorifying non-religious practices and stating that creating such a hybrid species would constitute a situation of declaring the faith as a god.
Chimpanzees are the species evolutionarily closest to humans. Species such as Orrorin Tugenensis, our common ancestor with them, existed 6-7 million years ago and were divided into 2 branches during the evolution process, with one branch going to us and the other branch going to chimpanzees. There are thought to be 30 different types of humans.
If species that are close to each other are mated, there is a 1 in 6 chance of birth.
The Mule type was produced after the mating of horses and donkeys, and this species is mostly sterile. Biologically, it can be an exception and it has been determined that mules can give birth. The same situation is valid for the mule species formed after tiger-lion mating.
If two organisms are so different that they cannot mate with each other, they are separate species. Because these two living species are physiologically and anatomically differentiated species.
The Neanderthal species is called homo neaderthalensis and we humans are called homo sapiens.
Despite these, it has been proven that successful neanderthal-homo sapiens mating took place. In fact, it has been determined that this first occurred in Anatolian lands. It is estimated that 4% of people in Europe and West Asia carry a Neanderthal genome.
Ilya Ivanov went to French Guinea in Africa with the money he received from Soviet Russia. He planned to artificially fertilize the local women there using monkey sperm. However, in the culture of the region, legends were believed that Monkeys kidnapped and raped women. For this reason, he could not convince even a single woman to try his experiment. For this reason, he reversed the process and artificially inseminated female chimpanzees with male humans. However, the procedure was not successful in any of the 13 chimpanzees. Because Ivanov was afraid of the reaction of Soviet Russia, he misguided the women in the region and performed artificial insemination with chimpanzees. However, he was not successful again. As a result, he was sent from the country. Meanwhile, the Soviets sent 20 chimpanzees to Russia, but only 4 of them survived.
He continued to work in order to continue his experiments in Soviet Russia. However, he could not find an experiment candidate again. Only one person, who was given the "g" code, agreed to participate in the experiment, stating that he had no purpose in life. Even though the psychological state of the woman was not morally appropriate, the experiment was started. However, the woman did not become pregnant in any way and the experiment was unsuccessful.
It was believed that there was evolution between a human and a chimpanzee named Olivier, who was brought to America from the Congo. The reason for this was stated to be his appearance and the fact that he walked on two legs. However, a study conducted by the University of Chicago in 1996 proved that Oliver was a completely normal chimpanzee.
Today, such experiments are restricted by very strict conditions.
In a study conducted in America, a Chimera species was created with one part of its body as a human and the other part as an ape. The main purpose of these procedures is also related to tissue and organ engineering.
As a result, since the field is a very controversial issue, serious research is not carried out in this field. If we can manage genes better with genetic methods, we can remove the reproductive barriers between species and pave the way for brand new hybrids that would never be possible in nature. So, even if we come to this situation, should we do this?

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