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  • Jane Goodall: Trump debates like a chimp in a dominance ritual

    09/17/2016 10:12:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 100 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 17, 2016 | Joseph Lawler
    Donald Trump's debates the way chimpanzees try to dominate rivals, according to remarks from the world's most famous expert on chimpanzees. "In many ways the performances of Donald Trump remind me of male chimpanzees and their dominance rituals,"Jane Goodall, the world-famous primatologist and anthropologist, told the Atlantic's James Fallows for a piece posted Saturday.
  • Monkey Sees A Magic Trick

    09/08/2016 12:39:35 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 25 replies
    If you're a firm believer that babies pull off the best reactions, you might want to take a look at this video — and reconsider.
  • Genetic Gap Widens Between Humans and Chimps

    01/21/2016 11:19:36 AM PST · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-21-2016 | Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. *
    Genetic Gap Widens Between Humans and Chimps by Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. * Increasingly, orphan genes defy evolution and support the Genesis account of creation. These genes are unique sets of coding sequences specific to particular creatures. This is a big problem for evolutionary ideas to explain. In a recent research report, scientists describe a new set of 1,307 orphan genes that are completely different between humans and chimpanzees.1
  • Chimpanzee Whacks Camera Drone Out of Mid-Air with a Stick VIDEO

    04/12/2015 3:19:03 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 23 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 04/12/15 | Michael Zhang
    Pro tip: Don’t fly your camera drone too close to chimpanzees. They might knock it out of the air using a stick. That’s what happened to one camera drone user over in the Netherlands while flying a drone in a zoo’s chimpanzee habitat. One of the chimps decided that “enough is enough”
  • Cage-bound chimp doesn't have same rights as humans, court rules

    12/04/2014 4:00:31 PM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    cbsnews ^ | Dec. 4, 2014 | CBS/AP
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- A New York appeals court says a chimpanzee isn't entitled to the rights of a human and doesn't have to be freed by its owner. The three-judge Appellate Division panel was unanimous Thursday in denying "legal personhood" to Tommy, who lives alone in a cage in upstate Fulton County. A trial level court had previously denied the Nonhuman Rights Project's effort to have Tommy released. The group's lawyer, Steven Wise, told the appeals court in October that the chimp's living conditions are akin to a person in unlawful solitary confinement.
  • Chimp DNA Mutation Study--Selective Yet Surprising

    06/25/2014 8:10:58 AM PDT · by fishtank · 84 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 6-25-14 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Chimp DNA Mutation Study--Selective Yet Surprising by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * A popular evolutionary belief is that humans and chimps shared a common ancestor 2 to 6 million years ago. Apparently, evolutionists still aren't too sure of their own theory: now they've more than doubled that timeline. Scientists just published a study describing chimp DNA mutation rates and compared a number of cherry-picked genomic regions to human—and this research doubled their evolutionary timeline.1 However, the selective data did not account for the vast chasm of documented genome differences that were not included in the analyses. Heritable mutations are the rare...
  • New Lawsuit Seeks 'Legal Personhood' For a Chimpanzee

    12/02/2013 3:49:47 PM PST · by lbryce · 38 replies
    The Verge ^ | December 2, 2013 | Katie Drummond
    An animal rights group is taking to the courts in an effort to seek personhood for a chimpanzee. In a lawsuit filed today in Fulton County, New York, the Nonhuman Rights Project demands that "Tommy" — a privately owned chimp who lives on a reindeer farm in the state — be freed from his owners and moved to a sanctuary. According to the group, they'll also file two additional lawsuits seeking sanctuary for chimps in other parts of the state. Those chimps are Kiko, living at a nonprofit center, and Hercules and Leo, being used for research at Stony Brook...
  • NY Post must face bias lawsuit linked to Obama chimp cartoon

    10/30/2013 7:22:03 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 53 replies
    REUTERS ^ | October 29, 2013 | JONATHAN STEMPEL
    NEW YORK - The New York Post and its top editor must face a bias lawsuit brought by a woman who said she was fired for complaining about harassment at the newspaper and a political cartoon that some people said likened President Barack Obama to a chimpanzee.
  • (D@mn Dirty Apes!) Deceptive Chimp Hides Ammo, Blasts Unsuspecting Zoo Visitors

    05/17/2012 7:27:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Live Science ^ | 17 May 2012 | Charles Choi,
    Deceptive Chimp Hides Ammo, Blasts Unsuspecting Zoo Visitors - (Santino just 1 second before the throw.) A chimp that creates hiding places for rocks he throws at zoo visitors reveals for the first time that humanity's closest living relatives can plan to deceive, researchers say. These findings could shed light on the evolution of higher mental functions such as planning, investigators added. The chimpanzee known as Santino is the dominant male of his group at Furuvik Zoo in Sweden. Intriguingly, past research showed the ape calmly gathered stones from his enclosure's moat and pieces of concrete he pulled off an...
  • Cheeta, chimpanzee and Tarzan movie star, dies at 'roughly 80'

    12/27/2011 11:28:26 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 49 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Dec. 27, 2011 | Annie Barrett
    Cheeta the chimpanzee, who starred in Tarzan movies alongside Olympic swimmer-turned-actor Johnny Weissmuller in the 1930s and ranked #1 on’s list of the 10 Best Monkeys at the Movies, died of kidney failure Saturday. According to the Suncoast Primary Sanctuary’s outrach director, Cheeta was “roughly 80 years old, loved fingerpainting and football and was soothed by nondenominational Christian music.” Roughly 80?! Way to live, chimp! That’s amazing! (Cheeta was an anomaly; the average zoo chimp dies around age 35-45.) I sure hope my favorite chimp lives that long.
  • New Face for Chimp Attack Victim

    06/10/2011 2:47:15 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    The Drudge Report ^ | 6-10-11 | LeAnne Gendreau
    After 20 hours of surgery, more than 20 surgeons, nurses and other medical professionals in a Boston hospital have given Charla Nash the new face she has waited for for more than two years. Nash was mauled by a chimp in February 2009 at her friend’s Stamford home. The pet chimp, named Travis, destroyed Nash’s eyes, ears, nose and mouth. It left her permanently blind. Doctors said it was a miracle Nash even survived. Soon after the attack, Nash was moved from a local hospital to the famed Cleveland Clinic, known for performing the first successful face transplant. At that...
  • Chimp attack victim's face 'looks fantastic' after historic transplant

    06/10/2011 11:51:43 AM PDT · by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast · 38 replies
    msnbc ^ | 6-10-11 | Linda Carroll
    In a grueling, 20-hour operation, a 30-member surgical team under the leadership of Dr. Bohdan Pomahac at Brigham and Women's Hospital performed a full face and double hand transplant....
  • Dilbert Creator Scott Adams Defends Republican Official’s Obama Chimp Email

    04/20/2011 10:29:00 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 22 replies ^ | 04/20/2011 | Tommy Christopher
    Who knew the Dilbert guy, Scott Adams, was such a controversial figure? The cartoonist behind the hapless office drone (but not the one who inspired Office Space. That was Mike Judge’s Milton) has found himself in hot water of late, first for comparing women to “children and the mentally handicapped,” and now, for defending Marilyn Davenport, the Republican official who sent emails depicting President Obama as the offspring of chimpanzees. Ironically, Adams’ defense of Davenport is embedded in a lengthy manifesto about the deleterious PR effects of sticky internet rumors:
  • Woman Attacked by Chimp Reveals Face on 'Oprah'(Graphic Images)

    11/11/2009 9:03:40 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 69 replies · 9,316+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11/1/2009 | Fox News
    After Attack GRAPHIC IMAGE! NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Connecticut woman who was attacked by a 200-pound chimpanzee says she repeatedly warned the animal's owner that the primate was dangerous and could hurt someone. In a telephone interview Wednesday with The Associated Press, Charla Nash said she saw the chimpanzee throw large objects around his cage, flash his teeth and pound the bars so violently his hands would bleed and the cage had to be rewelded. Nash, who appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Wednesday, said she told the owner, Sandra Herold, eight or 10 times he was dangerous.
  • The left portrays Bush as a monkey.

    03/06/2010 7:43:38 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 6 replies · 374+ views
    the internets ^ | March 6, 2010 | N/A
  • Stress claim denied for Conn. cop who shot chimp

    02/17/2010 1:22:02 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 964+ views
    hosted ^ | Feb 17 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut police officer who shot and killed a chimpanzee last year after it mauled a woman has been denied a claim for workers' compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder because state law only applies to police shootings of people.
  • Is This Haunting Picture Proof That Chimps Really DO Grieve?

    10/26/2009 11:01:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 53 replies · 3,494+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | October 27th 2009
    Is This Haunting Picture Proof That Chimps Really DO Grieve? MICHAEL HANLON 27th October 2009 [Pic in URL] United in what appears to be deep and profound grief, a phalanx of more than a dozen chimpanzees stood in silence watching from behind the wire of their enclosure as the body of one of their own was wheeled past. This extraordinary scene took place recently at the Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center in Cameroon, West Africa. When a chimp called Dorothy, who was in her late 40s, died of heart failure, her fellow apes seemed to be stricken by sorrow. Enlarge Chimpanzees...
  • New Book Debunks Human-Chimp Similarity

    09/17/2009 8:02:29 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 238 replies · 4,537+ views
    ICR News ^ | September 17, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    New Book Debunks Human-Chimp Similarity by Brian Thomas, M.S.* Evolutionary science repeatedly declares that chimps and humans are 98 percent genetically identical, which is then taken as solid evidence that mankind evolved from an apelike ancestor. But a former BBC producer’s new book has found reasons to emphasize research that is often overlooked by evolutionary advocates—scientific results that reveal the uniqueness of man. In Not a Chimp: The hunt to find the genes that make us human, which was reviewed in New Scientist magazine, evolutionist Jeremy Taylor investigated not only the genetic distinctions between humans and apes, but also the...
  • Human-Chimp Similarities: Common Ancestry or Flawed Research?

    07/13/2009 9:55:26 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 479 replies · 9,221+ views
    ACTS & FACTS ^ | Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.
    Human-Chimp Similarities: Common Ancestry or Flawed Research? by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.* In 2003, the human genome was heralded as a near-complete DNA sequence, except for the repetitive regions that could not be resolved due to the limitations of the prevailing DNA sequencing technologies.[1] The chimpanzee genome was subsequently finished in 2005 with the hope that its completion would provide clear-cut DNA similarity evidence for an ape-human common ancestry.[2] This similarity is frequently cited as proof of man's evolutionary origins, but a more objective explanation tells a different story, one that is more complex than evolutionary scientists seem willing to admit...
  • It's pretty damn disgusting to post cartoons of our president as a chimp!

    07/12/2009 4:06:38 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 103 replies · 7,960+ views
    Google ^ | July 12, 2009 | Jim Robinson
    Random example: