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Compared to the bugs and the spiders and flies, I am an apeman.
This book [...] demonstrates something we had already suspected on the grounds of the close connection between apes and man: that the social organization of chimpanzees is almost too human to be true.
In every civilized society there is found a race of men who retain the instincts of the aboriginal cannibal and live upon their fellow-men as a natural food.
Chimpanzees are endangered. Severely.
MILFs rule Bonoboville
3.18-million-year-old australopithecine found at Hadar in Ethiopia in 1974 by a team led by Donald Johanson. Formally known as A.L.
Laetoli hominins, but we will never be able to answer them all. They walked down a path
Philosophers and scientists confidently offer up traits said to be uniquely human, and the monkeys and apes casually knock them down
toppling the pretension that humans constitute some sort of biological aristocracy among the beings on Earth.
Amphibians - the word comes from the Greek meaning 'double life.
Watching large mammals living their ordinary life in the jungle is extraordinary
When one has extensively pondered about men, as a career or as a vocation, one sometimes feels nostalgic for primates. At least they do not have ulterior motives.
My neighbors are crocodiles and tigers and giraffes.
They [gorillas] are brave and loyal. They help each other. They rival elephants as parents and whales for gentleness. They play and have humor and they harm nothing. They are what we should be. I don't know if we'll ever get there.
I have discovered the missing link between the anthropoid apes and civilized men. It's us!
Evolution is a process that never stops. Baboons who fail to exhibit moral behavior do not survive; they wind up as meat for leopards.
Some folks seem to have descended from the chimpanzee much later than others.
Other species help children develop empathy.
The ape, vilest of beasts, how like to us.
Humans. Sometimes they make chimps look smart.
The chimpanzee and the human share about 99.5 percent of their evolutionary history, yet most human thinkers regard the chimp as a malformed, irrelevant oddity, while seeing themselves as stepping stones to the Almighty.
We share a common ancestor with chimps that is not shared by mandrills, we share a common ancestor with mandrills that is not shared by bushbabies, and on and on and on, to the ancestor we share with nematode worms that is not shared with oak trees.
I have found the missing link between the higher ape and civilized man: It is we.
Baboons take a bit of getting to know but, apparently, once you break the ice, so to speak, they are complex and interesting creatures with elaborate societies.
If anybody wants to believe they're the descendants of a primate, they're welcome to do it.
Creatures which, lacking mankind's superior brain power, did not concern themselves with finding someone to blame, and instead tried to find someone to eat.
Chimps cannot tell us anything about peaceful relations, because chimps have only different degrees of hostility between communities. Whereas bonobos do tell us something; they tell us about the possibility of having peaceful relationships.
The Mollusks - generous hosts when they weren't trying to kill you.
Such cases deserve attention since they show that apes do not have to be prompted by experimental conditions concocted by us humans to plan for the future. They do so of their own accord.
If we look straight and deep into a chimpanzee's eyes, an intelligent self-assured personality looks back at us. If they are animals, what must we be?
I feel more comfortable with gorillas than people. I can anticipate what a gorilla's going to do, and they're purely motivated.
Wild groups of chimpanzees attack their enemies like gangs. What they completely lack, precisely because of their strong territorial behavior, is a friendly relationship with their neighbors.
Through my work with PETA, I have learned a great deal about chimpanzee behavior and the plight of chimpanzees imprisoned in laboratories.
Attacks by other chimpanzees are the second most frequent cause of death at Gombe, after disease. Through
In this chapter I will focus on the evidence that humans are paedomorphic apes; in the next chapter I will consider the role of self-domestication in human social behavior. The German
Christians who like to write might do as a description of the genus. But the actual species shared more precise characteristics, including intellectual vivacity, love of death, conservative politics, memories of war, and a passion for beef, beer, and verbal battle.
Vampire sea horse monkeys? Are you serious?
Yes. No. Hang on. So what were these people? And pterodactyls have been extinct for fifty million years."
"If you say so, dear. Your father never really talked about it.
Human paleontology shares a peculiar trait with such disparate subjects as theology and extraterrestrial biology: it contains more practitioners than objects for study.
trilobites and Darwin and my father's talk of the 'human animal.
To any one for whom wild things are something more than a pleasant diversion, (conservation) constitutes one of the milestones in moral evolution.
They turn nature into an achievement course, a series of ordeals and obstacles they can conquer. They go into nature to behave unnaturally. In nature animals flee cold and seek warmth and comfort. But Bobo naturalists flee comfort and seek cold and deprivation.
I had been told from school onwards that the best definition of a human being was man the tool-maker - yet I had just watched a chimp tool-maker in action. I remember that day as vividly as if it was yesterday.
A mix of human and lizard and who knows what else. White, tight reptilian skin smeared with gore, clawed hands and feet, their faces a mess of conflicting features.
These slender little people (Homo Habilis), the size of modern 12 year olds, were devoid of fangs and claws and almost certainly slower on foot than the four legged animals around them. They could have succeeded in their new way of life only by relying on tools and sophisticated cooperative behavior
A man has no reason to be ashamed of having an ape for his grandfather. If there were an ancestor whom I should feel shame in recalling it would rather be a man who plunges into scientific questions with which he has no real acquaintance, only to obscure them by an aimless rhetoric ...
Primate and elephant and even pig societies show considerable evidence of care for others, parent-child bonding, solidarity in the face of danger, and so on.
Apes. The moon woke them
round the world's navel revolved
prayer wheels of steps.
Apes are apes, though clothed in scarlet.
Time monkeys. Angry, angry time monkeys.
A dear friend of my early childhood has worked as an anthropologist in Papua New Guinea for much of her life, and from the tiny island where her main work has been focused, she has brought me many funny and beautiful stories over the years.
Since the Unistat primates, like other domesticated hominids, did not know they were primates, all this was explained by a ferocious amount of ink excretions invoking Morality and Ideology, the twin gods of domesticated primatedom.
What the new science of anthrozoology reveals is that our attitudes, behaviors, and relationships with the animals in our lives- the ones we love, the ones we hate, and the ones we eat- are, likewise, more complicated than we thought.
MONKEY, n. An arboreal animal which makes itself at home in genealogical trees.
Gorillas are almost altruistic in nature. There's very little if any 'me-itis.' When I get back to civilization, I'm always appalled by 'me, me, me.'
Children, behold the Chimpanzee:
He sits on the ancestral tree
From which we sprang in ages gone.
So, if you were to divide your school in to subsections of the animal kingdom, or, let's just say into primates ...
Being both more systematically brutal than chimps and more empathetic than
bonobos, we are by far the most bipolar ape. Our societies are never completely peaceful, never completely competitive, never ruled by sheer selfishness, and never perfectly moral.
Cheetah bit me whenever he could. The [Tarzan movie] apes were all homosexuals, eager to wrap their paws around Johnny Weismuller's thighs. They were jealous of me, and I loathed them.
I have looked warily at anthropologists ever since the day when I went to hear a great Greek scholar lecture on the Iliad, and listened for an hour to talk about bull-roarers and leopard-societies.
RATTLESNAKE, n. Our prostrate brother, "Homo ventrambulans".
Chimpanzees have very strong preferences and aversions that are completely personality-linked. The people who are unsuccessful in working with chimpanzees are those who take this personally.
On seeing the marsupials in Australia for the first time and comparing them to placental mammals: "An unbeliever ... might exclaim 'Surely two distinct Creators must have been at work'"
It is disturbing to discover in oneself these curious revelations of the validity of the Darwinian theory. If it is true that we have sprung from the ape, there are occasions when my own spring appears not to have been very far.
It would seem that marsupials are poor imitations of full-fledged mammals. Their inadequacy gives them a certain appeal; we're touched by it.
Of all the disciplines in science, paleoanthropology boasts perhaps the largest share of egos,
This is the rollcall of evolution happening in the space of a few generations, the greatest loss of living things that make up our biodiversity since the disappearance of the dinosaurs.
As I started to research gorillas, I began to understand that they're all totally individual and idiosyncratic, and they have their own personalities.
What might happen if we could somehow reorient ourselves toward our more loving, bonobo side rather than our inner mad chimpanzee?
Who has more leisure than a worm?
That?" I glanced back to the door where JT had disappeared. "That was Genus Homo, species Whowantstofuckus, subspecies Closeted Headup Hisassia. Let us move on to the cages with the interesting animals."
Jacob "Yasha" Livingston
The tiniest deviation from any of these evolutionary imperatives and you might now be licking algae from cave walls or lolling walrus-like on some stony shore or disgorging air through a blowhole in the top of your head before diving sixty feet for a mouthful of delicious sandworms. Not
Oh, mankind, race of crocodiles! How well I recognize you down there, and how worthy you are of yourselves!
People talk too much. Humans aren't descended from monkeys. They come from parrots.
I don't like to say bad things about paleontologists, but they're not very good scientists. They're more like stamp collectors.
The Cavelries hear and their short and furrie
The leech's kiss, the squid's embrace, The prurient ape's defiling touch: And do you like the human race? No, not much.
The bonobo would first of all urge the atheist to stop "sleeping furiously." There is no point getting all worked up about the absence of something, especially something as open to interpretation as God.
I have seen apes only at the fair, they must perform tricks, are chained up, a bitter fate, no human has one so hard
The discovery informs about the origins and early evolution of arthropods, the most ubiquitous, species-rich, morphologically diverse and successful animal group on Earth.
To neglect the common ground with other primates, and to deny the evolutionary roots of human morality, would be like arriving at the top of a tower to declare that the rest of the building is irrelevant, that the precious concept of "tower" ought to be reserved for the summit.
Everywhere men have unlocked the prisoners within, and from under the disguising skins the apes have leapt joyfully out.
If the monkeys had been concerned only with monkey Beings they would never have become men.
Man is more ape than many of the apes.
We will, at some point, reflect back at our rampant acceptance of speciesism with profound regret. Our journey to understanding that all demonstrations of life possess equal value is a slow and harrowing one.
Primates need good nutrition, to begin with. Not only fruits and plants, but insects as well.
One cannot watch chimpanzee infants for long without realizing that they have the same emotional need for affection and reassurance as human children.
Man appears to be the missing link between anthropoid apes and human beings.
I think the relationship of indigenous people to their environment ... that those were ethical omnivores.
The original Upper Paleolithic people would, if they appeared among us today, be called Caucasoid, in the sense that they lacked the particular traits we associate with Negroid and Mongoloid types.
Each individual is a species unto him/herself.
I grew up with the biologists. I know how they think.
human beings are actually more closely related to the two species of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes, the familiar chimp, and Pan paniscus, the rare, smaller pygmy chimp or bonobo) than those chimpanzees are to the other apes.
The responses of the baby monkey are very similar to those of a human baby.
Our knowledge and understanding of nonhuman animals is polluted far more than we acknowledge by our belief in our own superiority, our unrecognized cultural programming, and our separation from nature.
Darwin was wrong. Man's still an ape
Put another way, the chimpanzees' closest relative is not the gorilla but humans.
Oh, there you are. I was afraid you had gone off to your stoats again. The carrier has brought you an ape.' 'What sort of an ape?' asked Stephen. 'A damned ill-conditioned sort of an ape.
When we look at chimpanzees ... we get this extremely fine-grained view of evolution, and as a result we understand a lot more about the processes that are changing our own genome over time.
We admit that we are like apes, but we seldom realize that we are apes.