Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Of Husbands,Dazzle,Chimpanzees,Life and Real World,oops

drawings by marguerita

He tactfully waits until the third paragraph — journalists

call this

“burying the lead” —

to deliver the most devastating blow yet to

human self-esteem.

After noting that chimpanzees’ “tool kits”

are now known to include 20 items, Dr. McGrew casually

mentions that they’re used for “various functions in daily life,

including subsistence, sociality,

sex, and self-maintenance.”


Chimpanzees have tools for sex? No way. If ever there was

an intrinsically human behavior, it had to be the manufacture

of sex toys.

Considering all that evolution had done to make sex second

nature, or maybe first nature, I would have expected creatures

without access to the Internet to leave well enough alone.

Note:The Common Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), also known as the Robust Chimpanzee, is a great ape. The nametroglodytes, Greek for 'cave-dweller', was coined by Johann Friedrich Blumenbach in his Handbuch der Naturgeschichte(Handbook of Natural History) published in 1779. Colloquially, it is often called the chimpanzee (or simply 'chimp'), though technically this term refers to both species in the genus Pan: the Common Chimpanzee and the closely-related Bonobo, or Pygmy Chimpanzee. Evidence from fossils and DNA sequencing show that the Chimpanzee is the closest living relative to modern human beings.

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