Charles Darwin believed that humans and gorillas shared a common ancestor. He proposed that all living beings, including humans, evolved from earlier forms of life through a process of natural selection. In his book “The Descent of Man,” published in 1871, Darwin specifically discussed the similarities between humans and primates like gorillas, arguing that humans and apes had many similarities in their anatomy, behavior, and emotions.
Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection suggested that the similarities between humans and gorillas could be explained by their shared evolutionary history. According to this theory, humans and gorillas diverged from a common ancestor millions of years ago, and over time, their physical and behavioral traits evolved in different ways due to different environmental pressures and selective forces. So while humans and gorillas are clearly distinct species with unique characteristics, they also share many similarities as a result of their shared ancestry.
Not really sure if Darwin had completely figured out this life’s great mystery but to be honest looking at the picture they kind of look like most human couples I’ve encountered. But, you be the judge!