Human And Chimps In future Either We Fight Or We FleeGokul Saravanan (Author) Published Date : Apr 21, 2018 12:12 IST
The evolved humans and the only well evolved primate of humans are really getting ready to battle each other. A recent study gave an unprecedented result that we both are evolved with rage against each other far now.
Jung Kyoon Choi of KAIST and Soojin Yi from Georgia tech jointly published their research results on the gene ADRA2C, the so-called activating gene of the Sympathetic Nervous system(SNS), the nerve system that makes the decision over fight or flight. Later concluded that the chimps and humans are more likely to engage in warfare.
The Sympathetic Nervous System is one of the three Automatic Nervous System that controls the automation of our body like digestion, heart rate, excretion, etc... The Korean researchers saying that the SNS has an evolved protocol in humans and chimps as a result of facing many threats in the past. But the SNS had evolved to decide to fight or flee as the controlling gene ADRA2C failed to keep controlling its system.
According to the research, the Gene ARDA2C is a gene of changing expression according to a situation. It may be in either way may be in calm or in anger behavior, As an example, one can easily fall for the pets like dogs, cats, birds and many due to their non-aggressive character as they adapted to the human environment as the ARDA2C gets higher secretion.
The Korean researchers saying that the human and chimp species are here now evolved but their ARDA2C gene get adopted to survive in the threat mood as the secretion level gets decreased. The scientists found that the adaptation had brought a reduced ARDA2C expression in chimps and humans.
The scientist also cleared that this effect of ARDA2C is negative in Macaques and bonobos another primate of the human.
This will end up in a future warfare with our closest non-human cousins as it is an inter-group aggression that is hopefully absent in other species. The research team used CRISPR to show a reverting change to transfer ARDA2C level to higher as they concluded with the affirmative result of primates warfare with humans.
Human And Chimps In future Either We Fight Or We Flee