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(TreeHugger)   Even apes handle social distancing during times of sickness better than Americans   (treehugger.com) divider line
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2020-07-19 3:41:12 AM  
great. Homo sapiens sapiens is easily outsmarted by ants. again. that fills me with hope about the coming months....
 
2020-07-19 10:11:53 AM  
Yeah, but apes don't read philosophy.
 
2020-07-19 10:15:50 AM  
Yes, but Americans throw their own feces almost 25% less often than Chimpanzees do and only 5% more frequently than Gorillas.

It's not all bad.
 
2020-07-19 11:39:49 AM  
Cows are suspiciously missing from that list.  Not surprising considering mad cow disease, but also there's no social distancing on farms.

I don't know that article seems a bit off.  I don't buy the whole "see...animals are smarter". They work more on instinct. Will need to research this more.
 
2020-07-19 11:47:16 AM  
If old people can drive at least as well as sleep deprived apes, you'd think they could social distance.
 
2020-07-19 12:06:25 PM  

Mooammar Al-Cowddafi: Cows are suspiciously missing from that list.  Not surprising considering mad cow disease, but also there's no social distancing on farms.

I don't know that article seems a bit off.  I don't buy the whole "see...animals are smarter". They work more on instinct. Will need to research this more.


It would stand to reason that any adaptation which encourages an animal to stay the fark away from sick animals would be passed on.

My guess that non-human animals feel some kind of repulsion towards sick animals and that humans feel the same but our big brains allow us to overcome that feeling. And apparently we've beeb farking up on social distancing for some time as chapter after chapter of Leviticus sets out social distancing requirements for people with illnesses like skin disease.

So we fark up with disease because we're smart but we also come up with things like vaccines because we are smart.
 
2020-07-19 1:01:45 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Mooammar Al-Cowddafi: Cows are suspiciously missing from that list.  Not surprising considering mad cow disease, but also there's no social distancing on farms.

I don't know that article seems a bit off.  I don't buy the whole "see...animals are smarter". They work more on instinct. Will need to research this more.

It would stand to reason that any adaptation which encourages an animal to stay the fark away from sick animals would be passed on.

My guess that non-human animals feel some kind of repulsion towards sick animals and that humans feel the same but our big brains allow us to overcome that feeling. And apparently we've beeb farking up on social distancing for some time as chapter after chapter of Leviticus sets out social distancing requirements for people with illnesses like skin disease.

So we fark up with disease because we're smart but we also come up with things like vaccines because we are smart.


The people we're being told to stay away from aren't visibly sick.
 
2020-07-19 1:14:38 PM  
When I see a non-masker or a person wearing some sort of totem of alternate reality-ism, I know to stay away.  It's a visible symptom, just a disease of a different sort.
 
2020-07-19 1:24:22 PM  

luna1580: great. Homo sapiens sapiens is easily outsmarted by ants. again. that fills me with hope about the coming months....


The chimps on capital hill sure show the limits of homo sapiens sapiens.
 
2020-07-19 1:26:27 PM  
Those monkeys need spanked.
 
2020-07-19 4:06:55 PM  
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2020-07-19 4:18:28 PM  
humans are apes, so no, we don't
 
2020-07-19 4:43:17 PM  
People are pretty good about avoiding sick people, if the sickness is detectable. People intuitively notice if you have are flushed, pallid, sweating, have impaired behaviour, etc. If you have a disease that spreads asymptomatically it doesn't work, but that wouldn't make a good slideshow.
 
2020-07-19 4:46:40 PM  

Jaws_Victim: If old people can drive at least as well as sleep deprived apes, you'd think they could social distance.


Old people? It was three 20-something guys telling me yesterday that I should not worry about a mild flu. With no masks and the collective brains of a fence post.
 
2020-07-19 5:06:28 PM  
I sometimes go hiking in a forest where hundreds of years ago there were farms.  One of the informational signs along the trail references a "plague house" that was a good distance from all the other buildings.

Apparently in the 1700s, Americans understood social distancing.
 
2020-07-19 5:11:54 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: Yeah, but apes don't read philosophy.


That's not entirely fair since Kant read.
 
2020-07-19 5:18:07 PM  
Apes are superior to humans in almost every way. They have faster and more accurate short term memory, more powerful skelemuscular systems, delicious veggies comprise far more of their diet, and they are even top notch librarians given half a chance and pension.
 
2020-07-20 1:01:39 AM  
Funny how creationists--many of whom I bet are the non-masking mouthbreathers--always like to complain that they "didn't come from no monkey". Methinks it's our simian relatives who might be the ones who should be offended by the idea of our common lineage.
 
2020-07-20 10:01:29 AM  
Mob mentality egged on by an idiot who isn't quite as smart as an orangutan.  Here's hoping the orange moron and his Russian tart get their badges of honor very soon.

/Anyone remember him saying that catching COVID was a badge of honor?
 
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