Sunday, April 22, 2007

Cheeta speaks

The LATimes is cookin' today!

He's outlived them all. Tarzan. Trigger. Ronald Reagan. Now, retired in Palm Springs, the world's oldest chimp gets some stuff off his chest.

I don't want to open that whole Darwin can of worms, but come on. There's only one line that divides people and chimps: language. Chimps laugh, hug, kiss, reason, make war, use tools, form relationships, hold funerals. The only big thing we can't do is talk. (I mean, to you. We talk a blue streak to each other.) Pretty slight difference, no? Aren't there billions of humans who can't talk to each other? Doesn't make them different species, does it?

Tell me where I'm wrong.

Don't miss it.

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