On God, Gorillas, and the Evolution of Religion

Alright, before I take you down this slippery slope of intellecuality, I wanna tell you that as I began reading this Salon.com article, "God and gorillas" I was thinking to myself, "What a load of crap! This is outrageous!" But as I read some more, specifically on the second page of the piece, that all... Continue Reading →

Ethical Concerns about maintaining the US’ Chimp population for Biomedical Research

Again, many thanks to Betsy, who sent me a copy of the Science article over-viewing some of the ethics and current debate topics about the use of chimpanzees in biomedical research in the United States. The topic and scope of this piece is very poignant, it tackles two critical and morally charged topics in our... Continue Reading →

Unexpected birth at Chimp Haven

Photo by Amy Fultz Despite all residents receiving vasectomies prior to arrival at Chimp Haven, the caregivers stumbled upon a surprise yesterday morning... a healthy baby chimpanzee in the arms of her mother. Chimp Haven reports that their next step is to determine paternity and address the failed vasectomy. This is an interesting occurrence given... Continue Reading →

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