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People and gorillas, horses and duikers and pigs, monkeys and chimps and bats and viruses: We're all in this together.
What chimps don't seem capable of understanding is the state of false belief. They don't have a theory of mind that accounts for actions driven by beliefs in conflict with reality. And really, who lacking that will ever be able to navigate the human world?
Bonobos may have a brain that's a third the size of ours, but they're remarkably intelligent.
Put another way, the chimpanzees' closest relative is not the gorilla but humans.
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.
Apes are apes, though clothed in scarlet.
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 ...
Well, we're all animals, really
just with a veneer of civilization.
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!
One cannot watch chimpanzee infants for long without realizing that they have the same emotional need for affection and reassurance as human children.
We're the weirdest monkeys ever.
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.
Attacks by other chimpanzees are the second most frequent cause of death at Gombe, after disease. Through
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.
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.
Who would you rather live with, a bunch of bonobos feeling good? Or chimpanzees eating each other's babies? Or humans waterboarding each other and destroying the planet?
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.
Studying chimps, I came to the conclusion that being evil is something that only humans are capable of. A chimp would never plan to pull another's nails out. The chimps' way of aggression is quick and brutal. I compare them to gang attacks.
You shouldn't say 'animals' to distinguish between humans and non-humans. We are all animals.
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
When we were monkeys, we were more human because we were at least not destroying the nature those days!
Molecular evidense suggests that our common ancestor with the chimpanzees lived, in Africa, between 5 and 7 million years ago, say half a million generations ago. This is not long by evolutionary standards.
We [human beings] are what happens when smart monkeys fuck.
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?
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.
Certain gorillas are more evolved than certain human beings I know.
If the monkeys had been concerned only with monkey Beings they would never have become men.
It is hardly an exaggeration to say that a chimpanzee kept in solitude is not a real chimpanzee at all.
Bonobos are... ambassadors from a primordial world of peace through pleasure, inviting us in one kiss at a time.
Human beings wear clothing and walk upright, but when you take that away, we're nothing but monkeys.
Meet the bonobos, the rare and marvelous "make love not war" great apes who swing through the trees as well as with each other.
People talk too much. Humans aren't descended from monkeys. They come from parrots.
The missing link between animals and the real human being is most likely ourselves.
Chimps don't have language. Humans actively instruct others about how things should be done. Chimpanzees probably pick up cultural traditions by observation.
We're all animals.
The chimps love holidays - in fact Tatu actually anticipates them and asks about them.
When chimps threaten, they open their mouth and show their teeth. It's a little like waving a knife in front of you. It's very primitive, and therefore bizarre.
onanists breaking a sweat on monkeys, ponies, birds;
Apes. The moon woke them
round the world's navel revolved
prayer wheels of steps.
My degrees are in anthropology, and I have friends who have worked with apes.
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.
Who are we? That is the big question. And essentially we are just an upright, walking, big brained, super intelligent ape.
Everything is improved by the judicious application of primates.
Basically we are chimpanzees with about two percent more intelligence and a little less hair.
It was because the chimps are so eye-catching, so like us and teach us so much that my work was recognised worldwide.
The ape, vilest of beasts, how like to us.
We may be human, but we're still animals.
Compared to the bugs and the spiders and flies, I am an apeman.
What an ugly beast the ape, and how like us.
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.
Are we the first hominids? I really, really, really doubt it.
We've just barely stopped being monkeys.
Rats. Rats, mice, and rodents.
But then, after all, we are all alike, for we are all derived from the monkey.
Is man an ape or an angel? Now I am on the side of the angels.
What an ugly beast is the ape, and how like us.
If you look at human society, it is very easy, of course, to compare our warfare and territoriality with the chimpanzee. But that's only one side of what we do. We also trade, we intermarry, we allow each other to travel through our territory. There's an enormous amount of cooperation.
Man appears to be the missing link between anthropoid apes and human beings.
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.
Bonobos don't really have that darker side. So that's where they could really help us is how could it be that a species that has a brain a third of the size of ours can do something that with all our technological prowess we can't accomplish? Which is to not kill each other.
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.
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.
Goats and monkies!
No chimpanzee husband would stand by while his wife lost all her coconuts.
Cats - a standing rebuke to behavioural scientists ... least human of all creatures.
Only animals have to satisfy instincts! Surely your aims are somewhat higher than theirs! Than monkeys! Pigs!
[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
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 have language and they do not. Chimps communicate by embracing, patting, looking - all these things. And they have lots of sounds. But they cannot sit and discuss. They cannot teach about things that are not present, as far as we know.
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.
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.
In time the earth will be inhabited by almost god-like beings who shall analyze and discuss the remnants of humanity as we now discuss the chimpanzee.
Everywhere men have unlocked the prisoners within, and from under the disguising skins the apes have leapt joyfully out.
Homo sapiens," "homo faber" ... yes, but, first of all, "homo adorans.
I have seen apes only at the fair, they must perform tricks, are chained up, a bitter fate, no human has one so hard
Civilization: the human zoo
The missing link between humans and apes? It's certainly those brutes who haven't yet learned to respect privacy.
What are we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages?
Surely one zoo in the world should have the courage to draw the ultimate conclusion about our ancestry? A cage with Homo Sapiens in all its varying forms, perhaps then we would understand ourselves better. The question of course is whether the other animals would approve of it.
Male chimpanzees have an extraordinarily strong drive for dominance. They're constantly jockeying for position.
our distinction from the apes has brought us TV, the police, and the rituals of Valentine's Day.
I'm human, you're human. So they said, but inside we're all animals.
Sometimes you think they must have come out of the chimp cages at the Bronx zoo.
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.
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.
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.
Perfect! Now we're being chased by hoards of monkeys! Perhaps you would care to name their species as we're attacked, just so I can appreciate the special traits of said monkey as it kills me!"
"At least when the monkeys are harassing you, you dont have any time to harass me!
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
100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens.
Assumed to be australopithecines because there are no other known candidates. I
(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.)
Humans are the one species the world could do very well without.
The inner imaginary universe of the human primate is the battlefield of the ages
So, if you were to divide your school in to subsections of the animal kingdom, or, let's just say into primates ...
The Human is the most insane species
Cats and monkeys - monkeys and cats - all human life is there!
Background for Humans
What might happen if we could somehow reorient ourselves toward our more loving, bonobo side rather than our inner mad chimpanzee?
If anybody wants to believe they're the descendants of a primate, they're welcome to do it.