Why are Chimps Still Chimps?

@inproceedings{Johnson2012WhyAC,
  title={Why are Chimps Still Chimps?},
  author={Norman A. Johnson and James J. Smith and Briana L. Pobiner and Caitlin M. Schrein},
  year={2012}
}
ABSTRACT Teachers may be posed with such questions as, “If we evolved from chimps, why arc there still chimps?” We provide teachers with answers to this and related questions in the context of the latest genetic, fossil, and behavioral evidence. We also provide references they can use to further students' understanding of human evolution and evolution in general. In the process, we highlight recent discoveries in paleontology, molecular evolution, and comparative genomics. Modern chimps and… 

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