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15-12-2015, 10:54 PM
RE: Primate Fact of the Day
(09-12-2015 03:33 PM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  
(09-12-2015 09:50 AM)Fireball Wrote:  Pope got a face lift! Lots more handsome.

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19-12-2015, 08:39 AM
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This is an obscure reference. Hopefully people will get it...

Primate Fact of the Day #17 – The Male Proboscis Monkey, an old world species endemic to Borneo, has a large nose that can grow up to four inches long. The size is believed to serve as a marker of sexual attractiveness.

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27-12-2015, 05:05 PM
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GE, have you read this book? It has been recommended to me.

“Last Ape Standing: The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived” by Chip Walter

"Over the past 150 years scientists have discovered evidence that at least twenty-seven species of humans evolved on planet Earth. These weren't simply variations on apes, but upright-walking humans who lived side by side, competing, cooperating, sometimes even mating with our direct ancestors. Why did the line of ancient humans who eventually evolved into us survive when the others were shown the evolutionary door?

Chip Walter draws on new scientific discoveries to tell the fascinating tale of how our survival was linked to our ancestors being born more prematurely than others, having uniquely long and rich childhoods, evolving a new kind of mind that made us resourceful and emotionally complex; how our highly social nature increased our odds of survival; and why we became self aware in ways that no other animal seems to be. Last Ape Standing also profiles the mysterious "others" who evolved with us-the Neanderthals of Europe, the "Hobbits" of Indonesia, the Denisovans of Siberia and the just-discovered Red Deer Cave people of China who died off a mere eleven thousand years ago.

Last Ape Standing is evocative science writing at its best-a witty, engaging and accessible story that explores the evolutionary events that molded us into the remarkably unique creatures we are; an investigation of why we do, feel, and think the things we do as a species, and as people-good and bad, ingenious and cunning, heroic and conflicted.”

http://www.amazon.com/Last-Ape-Standing-...e+standing

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28-12-2015, 07:35 PM
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(27-12-2015 05:05 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  GE, have you read this book? It has been recommended to me.

“Last Ape Standing: The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived” by Chip Walter

"Over the past 150 years scientists have discovered evidence that at least twenty-seven species of humans evolved on planet Earth. These weren't simply variations on apes, but upright-walking humans who lived side by side, competing, cooperating, sometimes even mating with our direct ancestors. Why did the line of ancient humans who eventually evolved into us survive when the others were shown the evolutionary door?

Chip Walter draws on new scientific discoveries to tell the fascinating tale of how our survival was linked to our ancestors being born more prematurely than others, having uniquely long and rich childhoods, evolving a new kind of mind that made us resourceful and emotionally complex; how our highly social nature increased our odds of survival; and why we became self aware in ways that no other animal seems to be. Last Ape Standing also profiles the mysterious "others" who evolved with us-the Neanderthals of Europe, the "Hobbits" of Indonesia, the Denisovans of Siberia and the just-discovered Red Deer Cave people of China who died off a mere eleven thousand years ago.

Last Ape Standing is evocative science writing at its best-a witty, engaging and accessible story that explores the evolutionary events that molded us into the remarkably unique creatures we are; an investigation of why we do, feel, and think the things we do as a species, and as people-good and bad, ingenious and cunning, heroic and conflicted.”

http://www.amazon.com/Last-Ape-Standing-...e+standing

No, I haven't. It sounds really interesting. I'll check it out after I'm done reading the book that I'm currently chipping away at.
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28-12-2015, 07:54 PM
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Wonder which god created and then destroyed all those other peoples? Huh Guess they missed the ark. Facepalm
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29-12-2015, 01:19 PM
RE: Primate Fact of the Day
(28-12-2015 07:35 PM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  
(27-12-2015 05:05 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  GE, have you read this book? It has been recommended to me.

“Last Ape Standing: The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived” by Chip Walter

"Over the past 150 years scientists have discovered evidence that at least twenty-seven species of humans evolved on planet Earth. These weren't simply variations on apes, but upright-walking humans who lived side by side, competing, cooperating, sometimes even mating with our direct ancestors. Why did the line of ancient humans who eventually evolved into us survive when the others were shown the evolutionary door?

Chip Walter draws on new scientific discoveries to tell the fascinating tale of how our survival was linked to our ancestors being born more prematurely than others, having uniquely long and rich childhoods, evolving a new kind of mind that made us resourceful and emotionally complex; how our highly social nature increased our odds of survival; and why we became self aware in ways that no other animal seems to be. Last Ape Standing also profiles the mysterious "others" who evolved with us-the Neanderthals of Europe, the "Hobbits" of Indonesia, the Denisovans of Siberia and the just-discovered Red Deer Cave people of China who died off a mere eleven thousand years ago.

Last Ape Standing is evocative science writing at its best-a witty, engaging and accessible story that explores the evolutionary events that molded us into the remarkably unique creatures we are; an investigation of why we do, feel, and think the things we do as a species, and as people-good and bad, ingenious and cunning, heroic and conflicted.”

http://www.amazon.com/Last-Ape-Standing-...e+standing

No, I haven't. It sounds really interesting. I'll check it out after I'm done reading the book that I'm currently chipping away at.

I’d love to hear your take on it before I read it, I’d prefer to have a professional opinion before spending the time and money.

*Yes, you are the professional of which I speak Smile

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29-12-2015, 06:27 PM
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Very interesting thread. Although I won't remember half the things you said. Fun stuff. Thumbsup

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26-11-2016, 01:11 PM (This post was last modified: 26-11-2016 11:29 PM by ghostexorcist.)
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It's been awhile since I did one of these.

Primate Fact of the Day #18 - Howler monkeys, a New World species native to Central and South America, are so named because their deep, guttural call can reach up to 90 decibels, which is almost as loud as a lawn mower. They would make a great Death Metal band.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VniisEVh72o

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Edit: I changed the video to something a little more fitting.
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26-11-2016, 01:29 PM
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(26-11-2016 01:11 PM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  It's been awhile since I did one of these.

Primate Fact of the Day #18 - Howler monkeys, a New World species native to Central and South America, are so named because their deep, guttural call can reach up to 90 decibels, which is almost as loud as a lawn mower. They would make a great Death Metal band. Compare...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdnwLX5m3G8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_HcPPYHsro

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Cool. I hope you start doing these again. Thumbsup

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26-11-2016, 02:15 PM
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(26-11-2016 01:29 PM)Dom Wrote:  Cool. I hope you start doing these again. Thumbsup

Thanks. I've had this one kicking around inside my head for the last few months. I'll try to think of another factoid to tackle.
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