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  • Trump Is Like an Aggressive Chimp and May Not Last Long as President, Says Jane Goodall

    09/22/2017 5:37:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 20, 2017 | Tufayel Ahmed
    Primatologist Jane Goodall has made her name studying chimpanzees for over half a century. So, if anyone can deduce a distinct correlation between a brash chimp and the egoistic hubris of, say, the president of the United States, it’s Goodall. Pre-election, last October, Goodall made a comparison between then-Republican candidate Donald Trump and the primates she has devoted her life to understanding. “In many ways the performances of Donald Trump remind me of male chimpanzees and their dominance rituals,” she told the Atlantic. “In order to impress rivals, males seeking to rise in the dominance hierarchy perform spectacular displays: Stamping,...
  • Lucy Languishes as a Human-Ape Link

    05/02/2017 10:36:52 AM PDT · by fishtank · 12 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | May 2017 | Frank Sherwin
    Lucy Languishes as a Human-Ape Link by Frank Sherwin, M.A. * Evidence for Creation Human evolution has consistently been shown to be without scientific or biblical merit. Although a parade of supposed transitions are displayed in every conceivable outlet, non-Darwinists maintain that the links between people and our alleged ape-like ancestors are—missing.
  • Fish as Smart as Apes?

    12/06/2016 8:06:11 AM PST · by fishtank · 42 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Dec. 2016 | Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D.
    Fish as Smart as Apes? by Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. * Evidence for Creation Since evolutionary thinking permeates the entire spectrum of biology, scientists are consistently surprised by the mental abilities of creatures thought to be lower on the so-called tree of life. In this mythical tree of evolutionary progression, apes are thought to be at the top of the intelligence scale—second only to humans. But now we have numerous examples of other land creatures, most notably birds, that rival or exceed apes’ mental capabilities.1-3 But what about fish, the supposed ancient ancestors of all land-dwelling animals? With such a...
  • Humans aren’t the only great apes that can ‘read minds’

    10/07/2016 10:39:24 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 16 replies
    Science ^ | v. Morrell
    All great mind reading begins with chocolate. That’s the basis for a classic experiment that tests whether children have something called theory of mind—the ability to attribute desires, intentions, and knowledge to others. When they see someone hide a chocolate bar in a box, then leave the room while a second person sneaks in and hides it elsewhere, they have to guess where the first person will look for the bar. If they guess “in the original box,” they pass the test, and show they understand what’s going on in the first person’s mind—even when it doesn’t match reality. For...
  • (The Case Against $15 Minimum Wage) Study: Apes Could Make Competent Bartenders

    08/15/2016 3:35:40 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 15 August 2016 | Nicola Carruthers
    Study: Apes Could Make Competent Bartenders An ape in Sweden has demonstrated human-level flavour prediction abilities by memorising cocktail ingredients, according to a recent study. By providing a captive orangutan with its own personal cocktail bar, a group of researchers found that large primates exhibit a type of taste memory thought to be unique to humans. In a new study published in the Animal Cognition journal, researchers at Lund University in Sweden offered Naong, a male orangutan at a Swedish Zoo, three distinct tasting juices – cherry, rhubarb and lemon – as well as cider apple vinegar. Each in a...
  • The Politics of the Gorilla Story

    05/31/2016 12:35:44 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 67 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 5-31-2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We're gonna get to the gorilla business. That's easily explained, too. Folks, you remember when the two fish, what kind of fish were they, I keep thinking dolphins or porpoises, way back in the nineties, a couple of them got caught in sea ice, way far north of where they should have been, and the whole country became captivated with, will they find their way out? What can we do? Can we cut holes in the ice so that the porpoise, the dolphins, whatever they were, can we guide them out? Can we do something? Can we...
  • Libyan Cleric: Jooos! Not Pig and Ape Seed!

    02/19/2015 4:21:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 8/2/15 | Chemsedine alDjazairi
    Following are excerpts from an address by Algerian cleric Chemseddine el Djazairi, which aired on Ennahar TV on February 8, 2015: Chemseddine el Djazairi: A viewer asks: What is your position about the prevalent belief that contemporary Jews are of the seed of those who were transformed into apes and pigs? This belief is not true. Contemporary Jews are of the seed of Adam, not of the apes and pigs, because the line of those transformed into apes and pigs was severed. […] A Jew who rebelled so much against God that he was thus transformed – how is this...
  • Report: 'Apes' Sequel Pushes Gun Control

    06/29/2014 7:38:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | June 29, 2014 | Christian Toto
    Audiences will get more than a dystopian future when they line up to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes next month. The second film in the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise reportedly packs a pro-gun control message, according to a new review of the film in Variety. The story also touches on environmental fear mongering, albeit in a reduced fashion compared to the first installment. The “Apes” franchise has always been a politically loaded one, and this latest entry states its left-wing credo in ways both allegorically implicit and bluntly direct. (You’d have to be pretty obtuse...
  • Evolution: a new boost for ‘aquatic ape’ theory

    12/30/2013 2:06:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | May 4, 2013 | Robin McKie
    It is one of the most unusual evolutionary ideas ever proposed: humans are amphibious apes who lost their fur, started to walk upright and developed big brains because they took to living the good life by the water’s edge. This is the aquatic ape theory and although treated with derision by some academics over the past 50 years, it is still backed by a small, but committed group of scientists. From next Wednesday through Friday, they will hold a major London conference when several speakers, including British naturalist and broadcaster, David Attenborough, will voice support for the theory. “Humans are...
  • (Planet of the Apes Goes PC) - 'Sexist' Gorilla Being Kicked Out of Dallas Zoo; Ape To Get Therapy

    09/26/2013 5:04:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    NYDN ^ | Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | Lee Moran
    'Sexist' gorilla being kicked out of Dallas Zoo Patrick, a 23-year-old Western lowland gorilla who was born in the Bronx Zoo in 1990, has nipped at female apes he was to mate with and even bit one, and has belittled others. Patrick will be transferred to the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, S.C. A "sexist" male gorilla at Dallas Zoo is being evicted and sent for therapy after he bit one female companion and belittled others. Patrick — a 430-pound Western lowland born at New York's Bronx Zoo in 1990 — will be moved to Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens...
  • (Commie-Soviet Mad Science) The Man Who Tried to Make Human-Ape Hybrids

    06/14/2013 8:37:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    IO9 ^ | June 14, 2013 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    The man who tried to make human-ape hybrids Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov was a gifted scientist, a dedicated conservationist, and a practical, grounded man who expanded everyone's understanding of animal husbandry. He also, for years, tried to make human-ape hybrids. The post-revolution USSR was a nation that wanted to wholly embrace new technology and progressive science while reinforcing traditional nationalistic pride. It's no wonder that Ilya Ivanovic Ivanov fit right in. He was a biologist who wanted to split his talents evenly between innovation and preservation. Ivanov got a lot of Soviet and international support because he'd been doing useful work...
  • 11.9 Million-Year-Old Fossil of Pierolapithecus Analyzed by Researchers

    05/05/2013 12:53:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Sci-news.com ^ | Friday, May 3, 2013 | Sergio Prostak
    Dr Moya-Sola with colleagues discovered the fossil specimen of Pierolapithecus in Spain in 2002. They estimated that the hominid lived about 11.9 million years ago, arguing that it could be the last common ancestor of modern great apes: chimpanzees, orangutans, bonobos, gorillas and humans... the shape of the specimen’s pelvis indicates that Pierolapithecus lived near the beginning of the great ape evolution, after the lesser apes had started to develop separately but before the great ape species began to diversify... “The ilium – the largest bone in the pelvis – of the Pierolapithecus is wider than that of Proconsul nyanzae,...
  • Morsi: Jewish Slurs Misunderstood, Taken Out of Context

    01/30/2013 1:11:17 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/1/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi defended his rancorous anti-Semitic comments, claiming that they were taken out of context. Morsi asserted in September 2010 that peace negotiations are "a waste of time and opportunities" as Arabs and Muslims get nothing out of engagement with "the descendants of apes and pigs." An Egyptian television shown this month aired the remarks, which were translated and distributed by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). "I was talking about the practices and behavior of believers of any religion who shed blood or who attack innocent people or civilians. That's behavior that I condemn," Morsi said,...
  • Apes, Pigs, and F-16s

    01/27/2013 6:26:49 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/26/2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    When you arm Islamists, you become a willing participant in your own undoing. When Mohamed Morsi dehumanizes Jews as “the descendants of apes and pigs,” there’s an elephant in the room. We find it here: Those who incurred the curse of Allah and His wrath, those of whom some He transformed into apes and swine, those who worshipped evil — these are many times worse in rank, and far more astray from the even Path! You see, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood mahoff–turned–president did not conjure up the apes-and-pigs riff on his own. When Morsi fulminates that Muslims “must not forget to...
  • We, Too, Are Violent Animals

    01/05/2013 8:29:49 AM PST · by Twotone · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 4, 2013 | Jane Goodall
    Where does human savagery come from? The animal behaviorist Marc Bekoff, writing in Psychology Today after last month's awful events in Newtown, Conn., echoed a common view: It can't possibly come from nature or evolution. Harsh aggression, he wrote, is "extremely rare" in nonhuman animals, while violence is merely an odd feature of our own species, produced by a few wicked people. If only we could "rewild our hearts," he concluded, we might harness our "inborn goodness and optimism" and thereby return to our "nice, kind, compassionate, empathic" original selves.
  • Scientists Reveal Single Gene Is the Difference Between Humans and Apes

    11/22/2012 12:40:23 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 58 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | 21 November 2012 | MAKINI BRICE
    What makes us human? Some say that it is the development of language, though others argue that animals have language as well. Some say that it is our ability to use tools, though many animals are able to use rocks and other objects as primitive tools. Some say that it is our ability to see death coming. Now, researchers believe that they have found the definitive difference between humans and other primates, and they think that the difference all comes down to a single gene. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland attribute the split of humanity from apes...
  • (Zombie Apes?!? Banana Bath Salts?!?) Adult Chimpanzee Fatally Mauls Baby Chimp at LA Zoo

    06/27/2012 9:29:21 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    NBC 4 Los Angeles ^ | Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 | Beverly White and Sam
    Adult Chimpanzee Fatally Mauls Baby Chimp at LA Zoo The unnamed infant was born March 6 to Gracie, who is being allowed to keep the infant overnight to grieve, zoo officials said. The first chimpanzee baby born at the LA Zoo in 13 years was mauled to death Tuesday by an adult chimp in front of a crowd of visitors, including children, zoo officials said. The unnamed infant was born March 6 to Gracie, who is being allowed to keep the infant overnight to grieve, zoo officials said. When the adult male chimp began attacking the infant, zoo staff were...
  • Maher: GOP is the 'Party of the Apes'

    06/19/2012 9:34:31 PM PDT · by Schatze · 75 replies
    Politico ^ | June 19, 2012 | By William Bergstrom
    Bill Maher on Monday called the GOP the “Party of the Apes” and ripped Republicans for not repudiating Rep. Allen West — who, the comedian suggested, should be taken to a mental hospital. “[T]he idea that the blame for our government’s dysfunction is equally shared by the parties just is a giant, steaming mound of horsesh*t and anyone who has paid attention to politics over the last 20 years knows it. Or as I like to call it, ‘The Rise of the Party of the Apes,’” the host of HBO’s “Real Time” wrote on his blog. Maher singled out two...
  • Preview: Were mermaids aquatic apes?

    05/23/2012 3:28:13 PM PDT · by Theoria · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 22 May 2012 | Hollie McKay
    In the two-hour CGI Special “Mermaids: The Body Found,” Animal Planet dives deep into the idea that mermaids may have been real, and, even better -- related to humans! “It’s a very radical theory on human evolution, but we have approached an age-old myth and really chased its origins,” Animal Planet honcho Charlie Foley told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “It has been compiled in a way that is very compelling, making us think that mermaids might not just be mythical creatures.” The show unravels mysterious underwater sound recordings and presents a bone-chilling argument for the Aquatic Ape Theory, which suggests...
  • ...Kanzi, the ape who HAS learned the secret of man's red fire and loves...a good fry-up

    01/02/2012 2:07:38 PM PST · by decimon · 40 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | December 30, 2011 | David Derbyshire
    Eagerly he collects wood from the ground, snaps the branches into small pieces and carefully balances them in a pile. Then, taking care not to burn himself, he gently strikes a match and gets ready for a fry-up. Like all red-blooded males, Kanzi loves messing around with a barbecue. But then, as these extraordinary pictures show, Kanzi is no man. He is a bonobo - pygmy chimpanzee - and his love of fire is challenging the way that we think about our closest relatives in the animal kingdom. For although bonobo apes and larger chimpanzees use twigs and leaves as...