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Old 07-22-2004, 02:04 PM   #1
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Default Brain Damaged Monkey Walks like a human

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20...nt_1630467.htm

Ok, so one of the monkeys got bonked on the head a few million years ago, and here we are......
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Old 07-22-2004, 03:11 PM   #2
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LOL Thanks, Collin. So THAT'S the explaination! Makes sense to me.
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Old 07-22-2004, 03:46 PM   #3
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Please. He's walking like that so he can see over the wall...
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Old 07-22-2004, 04:03 PM   #4
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I heard he's starting to write poetry too.
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I find it ironic, that this monkey had to be brain damaged to walk like us. If we are products of evolution and we are supposed to be so much smarter than anything else on this planet, then why did the monkey need to be brain damaged in order to start walking like us? Wouldn't be more plausable that a brain damaged human would walk like a monkey? ... yes poetry.... they say they can't dicern paintings made by 3 year olds and chimps.... so next time your 3-year-old brings one of those finger painting to you, just think... a chimp could have doen that just as well....
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Old 07-22-2004, 06:16 PM   #6
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LOL,that's great.
Finally a missing link.
So if I get bonked on the head will I walk like a chimp,
or an even higher life form?
Think i'll go get some brain damage and find out.oh wait..to late.
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Things that make you go hmmmmmmmm! Great story Collin.
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You know....I was wondering....I do know a lot of ape-ish people...

Actually it probably means that our brains are different from monkeys', meaning we may not have the neuron that tells us to walk on all fours.

Hey, did anyone watch that PBS documentary on the oldest human remains found? The fossils they found, if dated correctly, show that hominids have been bipedal for more than 6 million years, instead of the 3.2 million years previously thought. So that means the hominid family tree will look much different from the way it was previously envisioned. I wonder if the hominids and the other primates are as closely related as previously thought. Of course it's entirely possible.

Okay, shutting my weird self up now.
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Old 07-25-2007, 11:58 PM   #9
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Ah well, maybe the monkey is using the bonk on the head to fool us humans so some one will let her out for a walk.

Imitation has been a form of flattery throughout history. By imitating her captors she may one day do something other then be caged. She's probably tired of captivity and is optomistic.

In all fairness though we don't need to go far to see all primate behavior imitated in human life daily because we have them out numbered, its a numbers thing. Plus she probably watched springer every day in the monkey bonk recovery room. So what does she have to loose. Monkey see monkey do.

Interesting find Colin

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It takes a bit more than a bonk on the head to cause brain damage...

Also, have you guys heard of Oliver? He too preferred to walk on two legs. He was a chimp though, in fact, he was such a strange chimp, they thought he might have been some sort of half-human, half-chimp. It could have just been hype though.

Actually though, it's likely that our chimp-like ancestors first started standing up when they moved out on to the plains and wanted to see over the tall grass.

Yalith, just because the breakpoint has moved further back doesn't mean we aren't still primates. We share some 98.5% of our DNA with chimpanzees.

God, I just noticed this is a 3 year old thread... maybe I am the descendant of a monkey with brain damage.
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Why not go the simple explanation? Poor things tummy still hurts and it's probably more comfortable for them walking like that.

No? Simple explanation not good enough? Bleh. No pleasing some people.
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It's not uncommon for a Bonobo chimp to walk upright, especially when carrying stuff.
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Barb, that was so wrong on so many levels I am shocked, appalled and just a little bit curious now. ^^
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