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    More: Obvious, Human, Neanderthal, human species, extinction of other hominins, Homo sapiens, Chimpanzee, Hominidae, different groups  
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2021-10-11 11:38:16 PM  
8 votes:
There is a non-zero chance that we did exactly that tens of thousands of years ago subby. We really are that awful and have been for a minute or two.
 
2021-10-12 6:50:42 AM  
5 votes:
However, also - FTFA: "As a society, we tolerate displaying chimps and gorillas in cages but would be uncomfortable doing this to each other."

Pretty sure the predominate primate put in cages globally are humans...
 
2021-10-12 3:11:39 AM  
4 votes:
Only one species can occupy a given eco-niche at a time so if the other hominid and australopithecine had survived they'd have to do so somewhere H. sapien sapein is not. And H. sapien neanderthalensis didn't so much go extinct as it was assimilated into H. sapien sapien's genepool.
 
2021-10-12 4:43:51 AM  
3 votes:
Killed them, farked them, or both. In no particular order.
 
2021-10-12 5:45:41 AM  
3 votes:
Doesn't the grand tradition of racism among our species answer this question?
 
2021-10-12 5:48:25 AM  
3 votes:
Go to a Denny's after midnight on a Friday and there's a good chance you will see an Australopithecus and a Neanderthal enjoying a grand slam breakfast while arguing about who punched who first at the strippy club.
 
2021-10-12 8:33:44 AM  
3 votes:

DeadSeriousIdeaMan: However, also - FTFA: "As a society, we tolerate displaying chimps and gorillas in cages but would be uncomfortable doing this to each other."

Pretty sure the predominate primate put in cages globally are humans...


And frankly, we did have humans displayed in zoos for quite a while. The 1800s were... A weird time...
 
2021-10-12 4:27:18 AM  
2 votes:
What's this "would have" bullcrap?

We totally would have killed them.
 
2021-10-12 5:10:51 AM  
2 votes:

AppleOptionEsc: Gorrillas have been known to kill kids when a troupe change has happened with not enough pushback.


The males of  a lot of species will kill babies, so that the female will come back into heat sooner.  It's for power and mating purposes, not really genocide.  The male wants to make lots more babies.  But his own.
 
2021-10-12 4:53:30 AM  
1 vote:
Killed them?  No.  Oh, some for sure, but only enough to win the war.  The rest would have been enslaved.
 
2021-10-12 6:55:47 AM  
1 vote:

DeadSeriousIdeaMan: However, also - FTFA: "As a society, we tolerate displaying chimps and gorillas in cages but would be uncomfortable doing this to each other."

Pretty sure the predominate primate put in cages globally are humans...


Absolutely true.
 
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