We also have other differences...
Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes in total while chimpanzees have 24. Chimpanzees and other apes have telomeres about 23 kilobases long, whereas humans are completely unique among primates with much shorter telomeres only 10 kilobases long. And the kicker is the Y chromosome in chimpanzees is smaller than that of humans and only 60% of the genes are similar to those of the y chromosome of humans.
So yes we have a common ancestor. The great apes are however not human and until the great apes can understand the concept of rights, they should remain under the umbrella of animal cruelty laws.
Apes cannot understand property or property ownership on more than a rudimentary level such as a favorite toy etc. Great apes do not understand what morals are or how they apply to rights.
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Your argument about concept of rights is meaningless. Humans don't have rights because they all understand them. Even humans who are brain dead and obviously have no concept of rights are granted human rights. People who were born with insufficient brain capacity to understand the concept of rights are granted human rights. Fetuses past a certain point are granted certain rights.
Granting the primates certain rights has nothing to do with their understanding of those rights. Besides, throughout history, the modern man (at any point in time) has underestimated animals and ancient man.
As a result of technological limitations, comparisons between chimp and human DNA focus on areas that are similar. Thus, as Dr. Poythress explains, chimp and human DNA only appear “99%” identical if:
1. repeated sequences are ignored
2. only sections that “align naturally” are compared
3. and the only differences noted are single base-pair substitutions.
Thus, extra sequences of DNA—commonly called “insertions” and “deletions”—are ignored. When they are included among the differences, the figure becomes “96%.” - https://answersingenesis.org/genetic...t-really-mean/
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