Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pictures of the Day: Comparing Human and Gorilla’s Skeleton



Notice the huge "dents" on either side of the Gorilla's skull behind the eyes. There are massive jaw muscles that are located here, giving the gorilla an immensely strong bite. Some scientists believe the evolution of these jaw muscles has limited the size that the cranial cavity could grow to, thus limiting the gorilla's ability to evolve a human like intelligence.

No comments:

Post a Comment