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(BBC)   Scientists reveal that of the great apes, orangutans are the most genetically distant from humans, closest to Paul Giamatti   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 38
    More: Interesting, Paul Giamatti, orangutans, great apes, genomes, Borneo, Southeast Asia, Sumatra, animal trapping  
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2011-01-31 01:28:43 AM  
"Suck it, Giamatti."
boerboel1.files.wordpress.com
 
2011-01-31 06:02:29 AM  
I have a hard time understanding how some people can callously look at these creatures and deem them a lesser species. Look into their eyes. There is a depth there that is as unfathomable as our own human eyes. A wisdom, untapped.

Beautiful creatures.
 
2011-01-31 06:14:33 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I have a hard time understanding how some people can callously look at these creatures and deem them a lesser species. Look into their eyes. There is a depth there that is as unfathomable as our own human eyes. A wisdom, untapped.

Beautiful creatures.


Are you talking about women or apes? I kid, I kid, of course women aren't a lesser species, lesser gender, but not lesser species.

/runs out of thread
 
2011-01-31 06:31:54 AM  
They make excellent librarians, as well!
 
2011-01-31 07:26:34 AM  

johnson442: They make excellent librarians, as well!


Ook.
 
2011-01-31 07:42:36 AM  
I find they give really good love advice.

Link (new window)
 
2011-01-31 07:50:03 AM  
www.toptenz.net

Dr. Zaius agrees
 
2011-01-31 07:54:26 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I have a hard time understanding how some people can callously look at these creatures and deem them a lesser species. Look into their eyes. There is a depth there that is as unfathomable as our own human eyes. A wisdom, untapped.

Beautiful creatures.


They don't have flags.
 
2011-01-31 07:54:41 AM  
moviesmedia.ign.com

Can't we all just get along?
 
2011-01-31 07:56:11 AM  

DeathByGeekSquad: AverageAmericanGuy: I have a hard time understanding how some people can callously look at these creatures and deem them a lesser species. Look into their eyes. There is a depth there that is as unfathomable as our own human eyes. A wisdom, untapped.

Beautiful creatures.

They don't have flags.


Makes sense. farking flagless shiatflingers. We should invade their territory, kill their leaders, and convert the survivors to Christianity.
 
2011-01-31 08:19:17 AM  
if you leave them alone, they will paint your apartment like a jungle, then get wrecked on ether.
 
2011-01-31 08:26:54 AM  
Thought they already knew this years ago.
 
2011-01-31 08:31:48 AM  

johnson442: They make excellent librarians, as well!


Came here for that. Leaving happy.

/recent Pratchett convert
 
2011-01-31 09:04:55 AM  
www.columbia.edu

Orangutans are cool.
 
2011-01-31 09:11:33 AM  
Shocked and dismayed at the lack of Clyde. "you're going to meet a lady now Clyde. That means no belchin, no fartin, and no picking your a**!"
 
2011-01-31 09:13:23 AM  
You are the motherfarking anti-Christ!
W-N-B-C

/still his greatest performance
 
2011-01-31 09:21:11 AM  

johnson442: They make excellent librarians, as well!


readingmagic.files.wordpress.com
 
2011-01-31 09:27:13 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I have a hard time understanding how some people can callously look at these creatures and deem them a lesser species. Look into their eyes. There is a depth there that is as unfathomable as our own human eyes. A wisdom, untapped.

Beautiful creatures.


There's no doubt that they are beautiful and fascinating creatures worthy of both our study and our protection. But let's not get all fruity about "wisdom." What you see in their eyes has more to do with yourself than with them.
 
2011-01-31 09:58:05 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I have a hard time understanding how some people can callously look at these creatures and deem them a lesser species. Look into their eyes. There is a depth there that is as unfathomable as our own human eyes. A wisdom, untapped.

Beautiful creatures.


Which is why it's patently obvious that they're not close to humans.
Now chimps, who are nasty little grudge-farking war machines... Yeah, those are our bros, right there.
 
2011-01-31 10:14:15 AM  
Scientists reveal that of the great apes, orangutans are the most genetically distant from humans

The genetic relationship between the higher primates has been known for some time:

www.pnas.org

PNAS May 13, 2003 vol. 100 no. 10 5873-5878

The interesting things revealed in this article relate to the orangutan genome evolution and structure, and the diversity within the species.

Link to original paper: Link (new window)
 
2011-01-31 10:20:42 AM  

Tyrosine:
The genetic relationship between the higher primates has been known for some time:



PNAS May 13, 2003 vol. 100 no. 10 5873-5878

The interesting things revealed in this article relate to the orangutan genome evolution and structure, and the diversity within the species.

Link to original paper: Link (new window)



Being most closely related to the perverts and sociopaths of the ape world seems like a lesson in economics somehow.
 
2011-01-31 10:49:30 AM  
Well wouldn't you like to distance yourself from being a relative of the bush or cheney families?
 
2011-01-31 11:10:13 AM  

Angel of Death: AverageAmericanGuy: I have a hard time understanding how some people can callously look at these creatures and deem them a lesser species. Look into their eyes. There is a depth there that is as unfathomable as our own human eyes. A wisdom, untapped.

Beautiful creatures.

There's no doubt that they are beautiful and fascinating creatures worthy of both our study and our protection. But let's not get all fruity about "wisdom." What you see in their eyes has more to do with yourself than with them.


At a orang rescue centre, they had one try to make pancakes by stealing flour from the kitchen, mixing it with water, and then pouring it into a pan on the stove. She gave up in disgust after not being able to get the stove on. Another one stole a container of petrol and a lighter. She was caught trying to flick the lighter next to a pool of fuel she'd poured out. Her giant hands were made it difficult to work the lighter.

They may not have ageless mystical wisdom but they're certainly like rather clever preschoolers, fully capable of burning down your house. And unlike small children, capable of ripping you apart and stuffing your corpse up the chimney.

That said, I like orangtuans and Paul Giamatti and hopefully both will star in an HBO miniseries together.
 
2011-01-31 11:10:42 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I have a hard time understanding how some people can callously look at these creatures and deem them a lesser species. Look into their eyes. There is a depth there that is as unfathomable as our own human eyes. A wisdom, untapped.

Beautiful creatures.


Hardly. Orangutans have a massive inferiority complex, setting themselves up as superiors over the other primates and envying humanity's technology. Here's the proof. (new window)

/good singing voices, though
 
2011-01-31 11:13:44 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

//Interested in this research
 
2011-01-31 11:22:34 AM  

Free Range Fetus Farmer: Thought they already knew this years ago.


I know I read about it in the Ancestor's Tale.
 
2011-01-31 11:29:26 AM  
www.pbfcomics.com
 
2011-01-31 11:47:32 AM  

EatHam: if you leave them alone, they will paint your apartment like a jungle, then get wrecked on ether.


forum.simjunkies.org

The smile is priceless.
 
2011-01-31 12:10:02 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I have a hard time understanding how some people can callously look at these creatures and deem them a lesser species. Look into their eyes. There is a depth there that is as unfathomable as our own human eyes. A wisdom, untapped.


That changes once you've had a gorilla burger. Mmm mmm. Tasty.
 
2011-01-31 12:18:32 PM  
bluray.highdefdigest.com
 
2011-01-31 12:23:09 PM  

hogans: The smile is priceless.


That is my son's favorite Curious George story. That one and eating the puzzle piece.
 
2011-01-31 12:37:18 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I have a hard time understanding how some people can callously look at these creatures and deem them a lesser species. Look into their eyes. There is a depth there that is as unfathomable as our own human eyes. A wisdom, untapped.

Beautiful creatures.


Indeed,
Right before they pull your arms out of the socket, and bite your scalp off for making eye contact with them.
 
2011-01-31 03:01:10 PM  

EatHam: hogans: The smile is priceless.

That is my son's favorite Curious George story. That one and eating the puzzle piece.


I was always afraid my son would eat a puzzle piece because Hey! Hospitals look fun!

Never had the ether story to read. I think I missed out.
 
2011-01-31 03:22:42 PM  
There are thought to be some 40,000-50,000 Sumatran orangutans left in the wild; the Sumatran orangutan is believed to number only 7,000-7,500 individuals.

Probably closer to the reporter and editor than Paul Giamatti.
 
2011-01-31 04:25:38 PM  

Aidan: Never had the ether story to read. I think I missed out.


Curious George Takes a Job
 
2011-01-31 08:16:26 PM  
Charles Dawson disagrees.
/obscure
 
2011-01-31 10:51:36 PM  
www.columbia.edu

www.austinfilmcritics.org
 
2011-02-01 02:08:16 AM  

jigger:


Thanks!!

Happy now.
 
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