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Postby fivedragons » Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:03 am

I was thinking about the movements I have practiced over the years, the sitting, standing and moving meditations. When I look at the movements in my mind's eye, I see something kind of weird.

I have been learning how to be an ape. :lol:
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Re: unforeseen consequences

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Re: unforeseen consequences

Postby fivedragons » Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:09 am

Stanley Kubrick was a genius.
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Re: unforeseen consequences

Postby fivedragons » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:50 am

If you can ignore the extremely annoying narrator, this a moment where a wild ape and a domestic ape come in conflict. The poor guy probably soiled his pants, knowing what he was dealing with. There is no comparison between a human and a chimp, as they are many times stronger than any of us. Luckily he made it into the water. We are bipedal apes without fangs. Different brains, opposable thumbs, less hair, able to drive cars and go to the moon.

https://youtu.be/VZueWOkNFd8

I wonder where the monolith will be, and what will it teach us?
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Re: unforeseen consequences

Postby Bill Glasheen » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:04 am

The guy was an idiot.

While it's true that an average adult chimp can maul and destroy a human, it goes beyond that. if I'm not mistaken, the attacked researcher engaged in gestures (chimp grunting with eye-to-eye contact) that challenged the male chimp who attacked him. He'll live with that mistake for a lifetime. These are highly social animals with pecking orders and sexual rituals. Look the wrong way or make the wrong gesture and you're asking for a battle with an animal that you never want.

Meanwhile... there goes 2 years of research down the toilet.

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