Thursday, August 30, 2007

Headlines: Chimp on your shoulder

This news just in from that wellspring of scholarship Atlanta - Gestures May Come From Chimps
Gesturing is one of the oldest forms of human communication, and now researchers have discovered that apes and chimps use the same motions humans do when asking for things.
The study indicates that hand gestures, much like Democrats, evolved from monkeys.

I know, I was skeptical at first just like you. But then I saw some of the pictures that were published with the study and now I have to admit, they may have something here.

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  1. Haha Larry Moore. That is an awesome running joke that the kids can all get behind. Plus: I am totally forwarding this to my good friend, noted hand-gesture communicator Marlee Matlin who is totally interested in primatology. Plus plus also: Thank you for implying that Republicans are unevolved.

  2. Whoa there Chris. I didn't mean to imply that Republicans are unevolved.

    I meant to state it clearly and emphatically. My mistake.

  3. HAHAHA Larry Moore, I should have seen that one coming.

  4. I wish I knew who Larry Moore was.

    As for the photos, there's nothing funnier than a monkey giving the finger.



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