Science Café Cleveland – Why Do Knuckle-Walking African Apes Knuckle-Walk?


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  • Showtime:7:00 pm
  • Doors open:5:30 pm
  • All Ages, Free Admission

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Scott Simpson, PhD
Professor, Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
Walking on your knuckles is absolutely as odd as walking bipedally, a very peculiar way to get around. It doesn’t make sense, and it’s bothered anthropologists for years. Only chimpanzees and gorillas do it. No one has come with the reason why—until now. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have cracked the evolutionary mystery of why chimpanzees and gorillas walk on their knuckles. Join Scott Simpson, Professor in the Department of Anatomy at CWRU School Medicine at this month’s Science Café Cleveland in discussion of “Why Do Knuckle-Walking African Apes Knuckle-Walk?

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