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Beethoven: It All Began With a Thump (LOL!...a monkey thump, that is)
CEH ^ | October 17, 2009

Posted on 10/21/2009 6:29:00 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts

Oct 17, 2009 — Macaques (small monkeys) shake branches and sometimes thump on logs. Ode to Joy could not be far behind. Maybe concert music began as a threatening display or show of strength (think gorilla chest-beating). This is not a joke (at least, intentionally). Charles Q. Choi wrote for Live Science in all seriousness, “When monkeys drum...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anthropology; antiscienceevos; creation; evolution; evoreligionexposed; intelligentdesign; science; templeofdarwin

1 posted on 10/21/2009 6:29:02 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts

When monkeys jerked their gherkins, were those the earliest beginnings of anthropology?


2 posted on 10/21/2009 6:35:27 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hear us, O Bama: Mmm, mmm, mmm.)
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To: metmom; DaveLoneRanger; editor-surveyor; betty boop; Alamo-Girl; MrB; GourmetDan; Fichori; ...

Ping! :o)

3 posted on 10/21/2009 6:36:21 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts

lol


4 posted on 10/21/2009 6:36:23 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: GodGunsGuts

5 posted on 10/21/2009 6:36:43 PM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
SirJohnBarleycorn

Be careful. I overheard a guy saying that John Barleycorn must die.

6 posted on 10/21/2009 6:40:13 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hear us, O Bama: Mmm, mmm, mmm.)
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To: GodGunsGuts

Music ain’t Science. It don’t count for shinola.


7 posted on 10/21/2009 6:41:25 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: Jeff Chandler
I overheard a guy saying that John Barleycorn must die.

They can try, but Sir John will prevail...

Here’s little Sir John in a nut-brown bowl,
And brandy in a glass;
And little Sir John in the nut-brown bowl
Proved the stronger man at last!

8 posted on 10/21/2009 6:43:44 PM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

Well that’s good. I probably shouldn’t traffic in rumors.


9 posted on 10/21/2009 6:54:23 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hear us, O Bama: Mmm, mmm, mmm.)
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To: GodGunsGuts; Jeff Chandler
Isn't the Olympics theme song Ode to the Common Man?

Or was it "The Wide World of Sports: The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat".

Damn the gherkins, full speed ahead.

10 posted on 10/21/2009 6:59:26 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (I'm Jim Thompson and I say our government is a joke and its current make up is the punch line.)
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To: GodGunsGuts

Uh oh, he said the macaca word.


11 posted on 10/21/2009 7:01:09 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: GodGunsGuts
Monkey Thump Bump! Surely there is a ping list for such a thing?
12 posted on 10/21/2009 7:02:46 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (FR33 73h lOn9 fOrM 81R7H c3r71F1ca73!!)
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To: GodGunsGuts

Tonight... When Monkeys Drum!


13 posted on 10/21/2009 7:45:31 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Achtung. preparen zie fur die obamahopenchangen.)
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To: GodGunsGuts
Alright, somebody's gotta do it.


14 posted on 10/21/2009 7:47:04 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Achtung. preparen zie fur die obamahopenchangen.)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

15 posted on 10/21/2009 7:47:55 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd: ON)
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To: 6SJ7

The Nairobi Trio!
Ernie Kovacs, Frank Sinatra/Jack Lemmon and Edie Adams.


16 posted on 10/21/2009 7:52:53 PM PDT by Wacka
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To: GodGunsGuts

Hey hey we’re the Monkeys....


17 posted on 10/21/2009 7:56:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GodGunsGuts

Some wierd IDers on your link. ID is about evolution and a dead God. Why are they on a creationist site?


18 posted on 10/21/2009 7:59:04 PM PDT by ColdWater
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To: GodGunsGuts
The last thread it was flying pigs! This thread is flying monkeys?

" It is difficult to see how any of this wording explains the origin of complex biological information such as eyes, wings, and new body plans."

19 posted on 10/21/2009 8:01:22 PM PDT by ColdWater
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To: ViLaLuz
"Uh oh, he said the macaca word."

Maybe George Allen will apologize - he's well versed in that!

20 posted on 10/21/2009 8:02:04 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: GodGunsGuts
The full article in Proceedings is available online. The following was found near the end of the article:

“It has also been recognized that language emerged in close association with music (1, 46–48), and it is likely that any underlying common neural substrate would have propagated through primate evolution. Although monkeys have neither language nor musical abilities (49, 50), they communicate by using vocalizations, and their drumming behavior may well be homologous to that used by humans in the context of instrumental music (1). Hence primate drumming might represent a precursor of musical abilities in humans, a notion that is also underscored by the ubiquity of drumming across human cultures (51) and its innate nature (52, 53). Our finding of overlapping brain networks involved in the processing of vocalizations and drumming sounds can hence be interpreted as revealing functional mechanisms to support the theory that vocal communication and drumming may have coevolved into the human faculties of language and music.”

However the Great Spotted Woodpecker has been taking lessons from monkeys it appears or maybe the monkey drummers have been hiring out as teachers.

“Great Spotted Woodpecker is noted for his loud drumming. In early spring, the forests are filled with the sound of his drumming on trees. He is calling for a mate. The longer and more intense the drum, the more interested a female Great Spotted Woodpecker will be. A particular tree branch is chosen for a drumming post. Perched there, He rains blows on the branch, making the drumming audible great distances.
GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER
funkman.org/animal/bird/greatspottedwoodpecker.html”

And I thought the girls loved guitar players!

21 posted on 10/21/2009 8:40:25 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

There is also the drum fish.


22 posted on 10/21/2009 8:42:05 PM PDT by ColdWater
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To: ColdWater

Can’t be. Fish can’t hold the drum sticks.


23 posted on 10/21/2009 8:53:57 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: GodGunsGuts

Thanks for the ping!


24 posted on 10/21/2009 8:54:22 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: count-your-change

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginger_Fish


25 posted on 10/21/2009 9:49:37 PM PDT by ColdWater
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To: GodGunsGuts

....and your problem with this is......?


26 posted on 10/22/2009 8:22:40 AM PDT by ElectricStrawberry (Didja know that Man walked with vegetarian T. rex within the last 4,351 years?)
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To: ElectricStrawberry; GodGunsGuts
....and your problem with this is......?

GGGs only problem is finding enough articles to post each day to make his boss' quota.

27 posted on 10/22/2009 5:56:32 PM PDT by ColdWater
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To: ColdWater

Just when I was about to retire for the evening, you had to go and say that. I have decided to reward your efforts by posting another creation link in your honor. Be sure to look for it :o)

PS And seeing how I’m my own boss, I meet my quota (which is whatever I feel like) no matter what.


28 posted on 10/22/2009 6:01:17 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts
Just when I was about to retire for the evening, you had to go and say that. I have decided to reward your efforts by posting another creation link in your honor. Be sure to look for it :o)

I usually just see them pop up in the News/Activism posts. However, if you want to make my day, ping me!

29 posted on 10/22/2009 8:45:09 PM PDT by ColdWater
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To: GodGunsGuts
PS And seeing how I’m my own boss,

I wish you luck on finding a bride.

30 posted on 10/22/2009 8:45:54 PM PDT by ColdWater
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To: 6SJ7

31 posted on 10/22/2009 8:49:12 PM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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