Monthly Archives: December 2010

Review: Our Basic Nature (aka Bedtime For Bonzo – The Opera?)

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The Love for Three Bananas? Reagan in Africa? I give up.

Ah the seventies. Vietnam, Watergate, key parties, and brown corduroy as far as the eye could see. Not a great time for ethics (or fashion) in the United States.

So it should hardly be a surprise to hear about a series of experiments where infant chimpanzees were introduced into homes and raised as children, in a bizarre attempt to see how much of their chimpanzee-ness (ie non-human-ness) was due to their environment and upbringing. Continue Reading

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