Why Can’t Humans Breed with Animals?

Why Can’t Humans Breed with Animals?

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link in the description will get their first 2 months free. In the 1920s Joseph Stalin sent researchers
to Africa as part of a secret program to create a hybrid race of ‘man-apes’. Meant to be physically superior soldiers,
these man-apes would have been a formidable force that featured (hopefully) the intelligence
of a man with the strength and speed of a gorilla or chimpanzee. Yet ultimately despite dozens of attempts
to impregnate women with chimpanzee sperm, and apes with human sperm, the program ended
in completely failure with not a single viable pregnancy. Hello and welcome to today’s episode of The
Infographics Show- today we’re taking a look at why humans can’t breed with other animals. Reproductive isolation is the evolutionary
mechanisms, behaviors, and physiological processes by which a species is unable to mate outside
of its own species, and is critical for speciation- or the process by which populations become
distinct species. Scientists have identified a host of factors
that make it impossible for us to interbreed with animals and separated them into two groups:
pre and post-zygotic reproductive isolating mechanisms. Pre-zygotic reproductive isolating mechanisms
are all the things that make it physically impossible to attempt to breed in the first
place. Geographic isolation is one of these mechanisms-
after too long apart one species has physically changed so much that it simply does not find
another species sexually attractive and there is no inclination for either to attempt to
mate. Other mechanisms include physical attributes
such as incompatible genitalia, psychological factors such as a prey/predator relationship,
and sperm motility- one species’ sperm for example may not be capable of navigating the
reproductive tract of another. Post-zygotic reproductive isolating mechanisms
are those factors that make it impossible for a hybrid fetus to grow into a reproductive
adult- so even if two animals of completely different species managed to mate, they could
still produce no viable offspring. The further apart two animals are genetically,
the less likely they are to be able to successfully mate, and for humans specifically we’ve simply
been too far removed from our ape cousins for our genetics to match up anymore. With humans diverging from apes as late as
7 million years ago, there’s simply not enough common ground anymore for viable offspring. While there are several factors and scientists
still don’t fully understand all of them, the biggest factor is simply DNA- human and
animal DNA simply doesn’t match up to produce anything useful. As our body’s ‘operating system’, DNA tells
every cell in our body what to become and how to become it- one cell might become muscle
tissue while another becomes a red blood cell. Basically, DNA is our own internal instruction
manual, and things have to line up very, very precisely in order for DNA to do its job properly. When we attempt to mix human and animal DNA
however, the instructions simply don’t match. Imagine you have one set of instructions for
building a boat, and another for building a skyscraper- mixing them up together results
in one document that makes no sense and is no good for building either a boat or a skyscraper…
and least of all a floating skyscraper! Yet recent evidence in our DNA shows that
humans have interbred with other species such as Neanderthals, who make up a few percentage
points of everyone’s DNA- including your own! So why Neanderthals and not Stalin’s gorillas
and chimpanzees? Well, first we have those pre-zygotic reproductive
isolating mechanisms which in this case are not working as they would. Humans and Neanderthals looked very physically
similar, so some attraction was inevitable. We also shared a very similar psychology,
both lived in family groups and had the same customs and traditions such as burial of the
dead- we were close enough culturally to consider each other viable mates. Our physical bodies also aligned properly,
being a near mirror copy of each other. Upon successful mating, those post-zygotic
reproductive isolating mechanisms also failed to come into effect- our reproductive tracts
were nearly identical so human sperm could easily navigate the reproductive system of
a neanderthal female and vice-versa. Our DNA was also so closely similar that the
instructions ‘made sense’, and resulted in viable offspring. Nine months later- a happy and healthy human/neanderthal
hybrid would be born, but with humans flourishing while Neanderthals were slowly going extinct
it would be humanity who rose to prominence, with just a splash of our late cousins in
each and every one of us. Had Stalin’s plans succeeded he may indeed
have created an unstoppable army of human/ape hybrids, so ultimately let’s all be thankful
for DNA keeping us human. Stalin may not have been able to make a race
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Comments (100)

  1. Folklore and mythology of different civilizations are full of hybrid creatures who had super powers and were often almost divine. Nowadays such hybrids are depicted in modern fiction and comic books. Which is your favourite and because of which attributes?

  2. Why is this even a topic

  3. Where them catgirls at 😉

  4. There is half human half dog that I know! His name is Donald Trump, owned by Jewish mafia!

  5. Why would they want to?

  6. I'm half MAN BEAR PIG

  7. So strange apes can’t interbreed but dogs can.

  8. And that's why pokemon have egg groups

  9. Is this really a question?

  10. Jusr like my fourth wife she was a caveman before we existed

  11. This is why we have the law that stops people from doing it!

  12. All the "dog mom" girls on social media says they have "fur babies" are disliking this video.

  13. Is.. Is this real?!? Half beast program? Really???

  14. If they could create ape-human hybrids, it wouldn't work either. The human body build is vastly superior at tool usage, so they would lose any battle where technology is present (so basically ALL battle). And it is not just about intelligence, it is about the dexterity of the human hand and the overall build of the human shoulder gridle. Apes cannot carry out such precise and sophisticated movement with their hands that is required to effectively operate and maintain for example an assault rifle. Of course they can learn how to pull the trigger, but forget about precise aiming, they would spray bullets everywhere.

    Even in medieval technological level, they cannot compete with human dexterity. Though their blows with maces and warhammers would be devastating, apes wouldn't be able to have such dextrous swordman, spearman, or bowman. In addition forget about throwing weapons like javelins, because the throwing capabilities of the apes are far worse then of humans (they can only hurl objects).

    This is why the concept of the planet of the apes is junk. Even if the apes would have human-level intelligence their body build doesn't allows them to operate technology on such a high level as human body.

  15. so no anime catgirls… (cries in weeb)

  16. Why would you want this information you people are nasty forreal forreal

  17. I knew Stalin was insane but this is in a whole another level of insanity!

  18. the inmates have taken the asylum

  19. Am i the only dog watching this?

  20. A woman on Facebook posted this. She wrote: "I'm 12 weeks pregnant and I feel like I'm way too big already.
    "My husband and I experimented with my horse one drunken night around when [we] conceived. Is it possible I'm actually carrying a foal?"
    She then goes on to add: "I'm so scared to go to ultrasound and them make me abort if so. I'm pro life 100%, even if it is a horse.
    "No judging, especially if you live in Arkansas."
    We wonder what goes on in Arkansas then?
    How idiotic could you be.

  21. I want to see the offspring from a Male Lion and a Female Butterfly.

  22. If we could, furries would be everywhere.

  23. Why would you want to 🤔

  24. I say we keep trying till we get it right ☣️

    Hybridize humanity !

  25. Who tf asked them this question

  26. Macro evolution = fairytale

  27. U havent heard of whitney wisconsin then

  28. How did cavemen know how to make babies 🤔🤦🏾‍♂️

  29. Clearly this guy hasn’t watched ‘The Fly’


  30. what about the liger. they actually breaded a lion and a tiger

  31. Today you have genetically modified organisms that allow to mixte genes of different species, in a laboratory, into one species.

  32. I’m black and mexican so I have no Neanderthal blood right? because if not I’m happy

  33. Evolutions doesnt exist and im not trying to say religion exist or any thing but evolution makes no sense at all men

  34. Dislikes = furries

  35. Stalin: I shall will try to turn you into furries, but I wont give you food

  36. Apparently soon we can, by genetically modifying

  37. The nyandertal was not an animale they were just humans like us

  38. This was how aids were created

  39. Well kids, this is how furries where made

  40. And… I was right! I already see comments about furries.

  41. Furry rate drops to zero

  42. Not everyone has Neanderthal DNA only noAfricans

  43. Ever heard of furries? Idiots

  44. furries are upset right now

  45. Centaurs have left the chat

  46. shane Dawson wants to know your location

  47. What type of ppl if we could ummm maybe fox humans idk

  48. If humans cant mate with animals
    Explain this
    Peppa pig entered the chat

  49. but, why would you want to?

  50. Puppy monkey baby!

  51. Tried with my female husky. Nothing.

  52. petition for infographic show to tell the science of breeding of spider with man

  53. Why, why is this in my recommended?

  54. so does this apply to spider man🤔

  55. Shrek disliked this video

  56. The pornographics show

  57. Bell & Beast would like to know your location

  58. Nevermind I don't want to meet my dad.

  59. That's to much to living with😱
    Science need to stop here…😓

  60. Certain humans or beings I should say have been breeding with them successfully for years…. Shhh

  61. Only a white person would want to breed with animals.

  62. I think it's possible.

  63. ᗯOᒪᐯᗴᖇIᑎᗴ ᕼᗩᔕ ᒪᗴᖴT Tᕼᗴ ᑕᕼᗩT

  64. This video just proves how jobless this person is

  65. Erhm.. We didn't evolve.. We're made of DUST

  66. I don’t know why you would want to.

  67. Yes FBI this post right here

  68. Now this can't be right because my mother in law is half bearded seal. If my wife gets like that I'm outta there. I think I see a little fuzz on her chin.

  69. Because it’s illegal

  70. No chance of catgirl waifu?

  71. ok yeah…. try to have s*x with a wolf lets see how that would work….

  72. Why would anyone want to?

  73. ……..wait, why am i watching this?

  74. At least we will always have our goddess Senko

  75. 2:58 – 3:06 No, you have instructions on how to make Marina Bay Sands

  76. but some research prooven that some non-primate animal's DNA such as pig has closely related to human's. That means…

  77. quick answer: its illegal!!!!!!!

  78. I hate that I'm curious about this topic lol

  79. I wonder if we could mate with bananas somehow since we share dna 🤔

  80. I am not a believer in Evolution unless it is Pokémon .

    Plants are much the same .
    I witnessed Tomato eggplant ,and Zucchini Pumpkin.

  81. I know that Dogs came from Wolves .

    I see People grow up from a Baby to Adult.

    I trust the Bible more .

  82. I did 23and me ,and I learned something about my self.

  83. Why can tigers and lions breed then

  84. F in the chat for the furries dreams.

  85. Anybody who dislikes this video is a furrier 🤣

  86. This happen in Africa naturally

  87. I have donkey gene's in the shlong

  88. maybe because everyone is gonna call you a zoophile.

  89. No cross-play on this console shorty😉

  90. well if they just use some egg and just to make sure and see how it would react making a new bening would be hard but not imposible but don't think we get right away a baby would be the same as the mother only with a slity change so if we wanna to survive we might need find a way you to getting the right upgrade.

  91. I wish I had the DNA of a shark

  92. jesus has entered the gam-hasleft

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