Re: ANTHRO-L Digest - 25 Oct 1995 to 26 Oct 1995

Sat, 28 Oct 1995 19:41:41 -0400

In article <>, "Marie E. Seitz" <MarieEliz@AOL.COM> writes:
> Please, don't use the term "beast" to refer to chimps. They have much more in
> common with humans than most of us think. It is unfortunate that Temerlin did
> not think far enough in advance about what would become of Lucy after his
> research was finished (the same thing happened with Washoe, who was lucky
> enough to end up with Roger Fauts, also a psychologist). Returning her to the
> wild was a bad idea, as she believes herself to be a human, not a chimp. It
> is a problem when we are able to glean a little about how animals think and
> yet are not concerned with what is learned.

A chimp is a chimp is a chimp is a chimp. A beast by any other name would
still smell pretty darn bad as chimpanzees have terrible body odor.

Nihil Theodore
Student at Drew University
Psychobiology Major
Classical Studies Minor
Biochemistry Minor