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paulmcuk's Avatar Jump to comment 9 by paulmcuk

I never had the slightest qualm about being related to apes and find it odd that some people do. I'm put in mind of the classic clip from "Life on Earth" where David Attenborough is sitting among the gorillas and wish we were ever so slightly more closely related so we might be able to communicate with them.

I found the following line quite telling:

Why do you characterize orangutans as “hairy” and me as “fuzzy wuzzy”? I suspect judgements have evolutionary roots. Perhaps there’s something about the similarities you share with other apes that triggers a negative attitude toward them.

I think there's some truth in this.

Sat, 24 Mar 2012 08:24:56 UTC | #930109