How would you feel about a half-human half-chimp hybrid?

[ Thu. Jan. 1. 2009 ]

Dawkins speculates about how a human-chimp hybrid or the discovery of a living Homo erectus would change the way we see the world. — James Randerson

In a late response to's annual New Year challenge to the world's leading thinkers, Prof Richard Dawkins has submitted his entry. asked scientists, philosophers, artists and journalists "What will change everything?"
Dawkins – author of The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion – muses on the effect of breaking down the barrier between humans and animals, perhaps by the creation of a chimera in a lab or a "successful hybridisation between a human and a chimpanzee".
Here's what he had to say.