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We admit that we are like apes, but we seldom realize that we are apes.
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.
I love dogs, not chimps. Some chimps are nice, and some are horrid. I don't actually think of them as animals any more than I think of us as animals, although both of us are.
Recent discoveries about apes suggest, however, that a gorilla or common chimp stands at least as good a chance being murdered as the average human.
Human beings wear clothing and walk upright, but when you take that away, we're nothing but monkeys.
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.
Bonobos may have a brain that's a third the size of ours, but they're remarkably intelligent.
From the moment when, staring into the eyes of a chimpanzee, I saw a thinking, reasoning personality looking back.
Female monkeys, unaware that they are slaves to cultural stereotypes, like things with faces. Male monkeys, unaware that they are doing the bidding of human sexists, like things with moving parts.
It was both fascinating and appalling to learn that chimpanzees were capable of hostile and territorial behavior that was not unlike certain forms of primitive human warfare.
Compared to the bugs and the spiders and flies, I am an apeman.
Since the bigger gorillas leave chimps only a fraction of the quantity of food bonobos get, each chimp must fight ferociously to survive, including killing other chimpanzees
(Although Darwin did not have genetics at hand to prove his case, we now know that humans and chimpanzees share 98 percent of their genes; humans and fruit flies share 44 percent of their genes.)
The chimpanzee study was - well, it's still going on, and I think it's taught us perhaps more than anything else to be a little humble; that we are, indeed, unique primates, we humans, but we're simply not as different from the rest of the animal kingdom as we used to think.
I have found the missing link between the higher ape and civilized man: It is we.
Apes. The moon woke them
round the world's navel revolved
prayer wheels of steps.
Sometimes you think they must have come out of the chimp cages at the Bronx zoo.
Attacks by other chimpanzees are the second most frequent cause of death at Gombe, after disease. Through
To the question of whether sharing 96% of our genetic make-up with chimps makes us 96 percent chimp; we also share about 50% of our DNA with bananas - that does not make us half bananas!
I've never met anyone who had a monkey for a friend before. (Maggie)
I don't know. I think those two guys you were with would qualify as primates, but then, that's an insult to the primate and I don't want Marvin to get pissed at me. He has higher sensibilities, you know? (Wren)
If one compares the sequence of amino acids that go to form the protein haemoglobin, it becomes apparent that humans and chimps are identical and do not differ in a single site ...
One of the things we found out as we filmed with people who dealt with chimps, and with all animals, and it's really incredible, is their levels of intelligence that we don't recognize right away.
Just 6 million years ago, a single female ape had two daughters. One became the ancestor of all chimpanzees, the other is our own grandmother.
Bonobos are... ambassadors from a primordial world of peace through pleasure, inviting us in one kiss at a time.
It is inconceivable that you would ever see two chimpanzees carrying a log together.
Humans are the one species the world could do very well without.
When you meet chimps you meet individual personalities. When a baby chimp looks at you it's just like a human baby. We have a responsibility to them.
People and gorillas, horses and duikers and pigs, monkeys and chimps and bats and viruses: We're all in this together.
Studies are one thing, but then there's just the way bonobos make you feel. They're so "almost-human" on so many levels that science doesn't even know how to test yet. Just look into any bonobo's big brown eyes, and you may well feel like you're connecting with a living version of the Missing Link.
My degrees are in anthropology, and I have friends who have worked with apes.
When we were monkeys, we were more human because we were at least not destroying the nature those days!
[monkeys] are used only when no other species and no alternatice approach can provide the answers to questions about such conditions as Alzhemers, stroke, Parkinson's, spinal injury, hormone disorders, and vaccines for HIV
If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?
I haven't seen a half-monkey, half person yet.
Man appears to be the missing link between anthropoid apes and human beings.
One cannot watch chimpanzee infants for long without realizing that they have the same emotional need for affection and reassurance as human children.
Considering the very close genetic relationship that has been established by comparison of biochemical properties of blood proteins, protein structure and DNA, and immunological responses, the differences between a man and a chimpanzee are more astonishing than the resemblances.
Laetoli hominins, but we will never be able to answer them all. They walked down a path
If a monkey has become a man - what may not a man become?
Goats and monkies!
Time monkeys. Angry, angry time monkeys.
We're the weirdest monkeys ever.
You shouldn't say 'animals' to distinguish between humans and non-humans. We are all animals.
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.
Cats and monkeys - monkeys and cats - all human life is there!
If chimpanzees have consciousness, if they are capable of abstractions, do they not have what until now has been described as 'human rights'? How smart does a chimp have to be before killing him constitutes murder?
A chimpanzee is not the same category as a capuchin - chimps are half-human. I need a chimp and his name is going to be Bertie.
No chimpanzee husband would stand by while his wife lost all her coconuts.
People talk too much. Humans aren't descended from monkeys. They come from parrots.
100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens.
Homo sapiens," "homo faber" ... yes, but, first of all, "homo adorans.
It is well known that apes in the wild offer spontaneous assistance to each other, defending against leopards, say, or consoling distressed companions with tender embraces.
Everything is improved by the judicious application of primates.
We [human beings] are what happens when smart monkeys fuck.
I'll give you a theory: Man's closest relative is not the chimpanzee, as the TV people believe, but is, in fact, the dog.
I'm always pushing for human responsibility. Given that chimpanzees and many other animals are sentient and sapient, then we should treat them with respect.
onanists breaking a sweat on monkeys, ponies, birds;
I learned from my dog long before I went to Gombe that we weren't the only beings with personalities. What the chimps did was help me to persuade others.
If evolution works, why are monkeys still around?
The ape, vilest of beasts, how like to us.
Some people will bring up evolutionary biology and apes, how female apes bow to male apes - that sort of thing. But the point is this: we are not apes. Apes also live in trees and eat earthworms. We do not.
Even monkeys recognize each other
Everywhere men have unlocked the prisoners within, and from under the disguising skins the apes have leapt joyfully out.
What an ugly beast is the ape, and how like us.
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.
I have seen apes only at the fair, they must perform tricks, are chained up, a bitter fate, no human has one so hard
Male chimpanzees have an extraordinarily strong drive for dominance. They're constantly jockeying for position.
We are random animals. That is who we are, and we have only ourselves, nothing more-there is no greater relationship. Long before Darwin, a priest lucid in his madness encountered four chimpanzees on a forlorn island in Africa and hit upon a great truth: We are risen apes, not fallen angels.
Basically we are chimpanzees with about two percent more intelligence and a little less hair.
My neighbors are crocodiles and tigers and giraffes.
Imagine you're a writer, and you have decided to offer your readers a firsthand account of the politically correct primate, the idol of the left, known for its "gay" relations, female supremacy, and pacific lifestyle. Your focus is the bonobo: a close relation of the chimpanzee. You
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.
I shouldn't have named the chimps. It wasn't scientific. I didn't know. I knew nothing. And worse sin of all was that I was ascribing to them emotions like happiness, sadness and so forth.
Monkey can make a long jump with his muscles; and man, with his wisdom!
Let's say intelligence is your ability to compose poetry, symphonies, do art, math and science. Chimps can't do any of that, yet we share 99 percent DNA. Everything that we are, that distinguishes us from chimps, emerges from that one-percent difference.
What an ugly beast the ape, and how like us.
Humans, when you talk me about them... I more likely see them as a unsolveable unlogicalable problem... than something else.
We remain of the view that in many areas of research we are still reliant on primates to achieve our goals for improving human health
No, monkeys are still having babies, why don't they have another human today?
So, if you were to divide your school in to subsections of the animal kingdom, or, let's just say into primates ...
Well, we're all animals, really
just with a veneer of civilization.
Darwin was wrong. Man's still an ape
Human beings were not, as the eighteenth-century philosophers supposed, wise and virtuous: they were apes.
For a bunch of hairless apes, we've actually managed to invent some pretty incredible things.
By comparing the human and chimp genomes, we can see the process of evolution clearly in the changes (in DNA) since we diverged from our common ancestor.
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 ...
I believe man . . . in the same predicament with other animals.
If anybody wants to believe they're the descendants of a primate, they're welcome to do it.
Who are we? That is the big question. And essentially we are just an upright, walking, big brained, super intelligent ape.
Humanity at the centre of the primates, Homo sapiens, in humanity, is the end-product of a gradual work of creation, the successive sketches for which still surround us on every side.
Is man an ape or an angel? Now I am on the side of the angels.
What are we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages?
Amazing how much we've managed to do, considering how we're doing it all with jumped-up social primates and evolutionary behaviors from the Pleistocene.
But let us not forget that human love and compassion are equally deeply rooted in our primate heritage, and in this sphere too our sensibilities are of a higher order of magnitude than those of chimpanzees.
We evolved. We have only to look at the pouting face of a young chimpanzee to laugh at its reflections of ourselves. We know that more then 98 percent of our genes are shared with the chimpanzee, but we feel the kinship directly when the furry baby puts up its arms to be held.
Evolution isn't true, because if we evolved from monkeys, how can they still be here?
Primates need good nutrition, to begin with. Not only fruits and plants, but insects as well.