Rough Theory

Theory In The Rough

Monkey See…

In a post about why he doesn’t want to discuss candidate preferences in the US Presidential race, Tyler Cowen from Marginal Revolution has managed to write the most depressing sentence I’ve seen in while:

Chimps will give up bananas, just to be able to gaze at photos of high-status other chimps.

Sinthome over at Larval Subjects also appears to have chimps on the brain – although (particularly in light of Tyler Cowen’s comments) it may be important to point out that too much ground may have been conceded here on origins:

Just because a human comes from chimpanzees it doesn’t follow that a human is a chimpanzee. A thing is not identical with its origins.

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