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     New research finds chimpanzees follow  prestigious models when learning new tasks.        Monika Thorpe / Creative Commons If one were to play psychiatrist to the natural world, most human beings would be committed for our certifiable obsession with other peoples’ behavior. We compulsively examine, study, appraise, size up, and scope out what those around us are doing…

Some Messed Up Monkeys*

Ernest Cline, director of the recent film Fanboys, has this hilarious spoken word piece that pretty sums up my philosophy perfectly. It’s put to music by The Penguin Cafe Orchestra and is accompanied by an 80’s style film strip which only adds to the fun. For more of his great work (including spoken word, info…

“It seems really very unfair that man should have chosen the gorilla to symbolize everything that is aggressive and violent, when that is one thing that gorillas are not, and that we are.” – Sir Richard Attenborough This quote sets the tone for a new award winning short film (see below) from the non-profit organization…