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Ramblings and Digressions from out of left field, and beyond....

Location: Piedmont of Virginia, United States

All human history, and just about everything else as well, consists of a never-ending struggle against ignorance.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Murdering Bush Babies

Part of the science world is all agah over the recent discovery that just possibly chimpanzees in Senegal have been sighted using spears for hunting.

They have not yet advanced to attaching flaked-off flints to the ends of poles, but they do sharpen the ends of sticks with their teeth and then use these to impale and then extract bush babies, another primate, hiding in hollow tree trunks.

If true it means that the chimps are on their way!

It may even be a sign that they are positioning themselves to supplant the present dominant species in millennia to come, if not sooner, because this is how our own civilization, replete with such glories as nuclear waste, torture prisons, and swat teams, got started -- using sharpened sticks to impale and kill chimps, and also many other species, including our own kind, hiding in cracks and crevices.


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