The great apes use blades of grass and twigs as tools, they learn from each other, they show emotions that seem familiar to us. And why not?
The DNA of a chimpanzee, say, varies only one per cent from that of a human.
Apes kiss, embrace, stroke each other, laugh, show off and get irritable.
Look closely into the faces in these extraordinary portraits by James Mollison, published on the Weekend’s Guardian the 9th October 2004.
We are not so different. We are naked apes. (Do you remember?: The Naked Ape: A Zoologist’s Study of the Human Animal (ISBN 0-385-33430-3) is a 1967 book by Desmond Morris which looks at humans as a species and compares them to other animals. It depicts human behavior as largely evolved to meet the challenges of prehistoric life as a hunter-gatherer (see nature versus nurture))
We smart human beings-are without any doubt more stupid, isn’t?.