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skunkbear:

The recent release of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" reminded me of one of my favorite ape vs. man films – this 1932 video that shows a baby chimpanzee and a baby human undergoing the same basic psychological tests.

Its gets weirder – the human baby (Donald) and the chimpanzee baby (Gua) were both raised as humans by their biological/adopted father Winthrop Niles Kellogg.  Kellogg was a comparative psychologist fascinated by the interplay between nature and nurture, and he devised a fascinating (and questionably ethical) experiment to study it:

Suppose an anthropoid were taken into a typical human family at the day of birth and reared as a child. Suppose he were fed upon a bottle, clothed, washed, bathed, fondled, and given a characteristically human environment; that he were spoken to like the human infant from the moment of parturition; that he had an adopted human mother and an adopted human father.

First, Kellogg had to convince his pregnant wife he wasn’t crazy:

 …the enthusiasm of one of us met with so much resistance from the other that it appeared likely we could never come to an agreement upon whether or not we should even attempt such an undertaking.

She apparently gave in, because Donald and Gua were raised, for nine months, as brother and sister. Much like Caesar in the “Planet of the Apes” movies, Gua developed faster than her “brother,” and often outperformed him in tasks. But she soon hit a cognitive wall, and the experiment came to an end. (Probably for the best, as Donald had begun to speak chimpanzee.)

You can read more about Kellogg’s experiment, its legacy, and public reaction to it here.

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viivus:

gold ink+light digital colours experiments

marvelousspoiler:

fighting4fantasy:

Barnes & Noble.

Their best selling books tend to deal with memory loss.

marvelousspoiler:

fighting4fantasy:

Barnes & Noble.

Their best selling books tend to deal with memory loss.

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rhamphotheca:

Giving up beef will reduce carbon footprint more than cars

Study shows red meat dwarfs others for environmental impact, using 28 times more land and 11 times water for pork or chicken

by Damian Carrington

Beef’s environmental impact dwarfs that of other meat including chicken and pork, new research reveals, with one expert saying that eating less red meat would be a better way for people to cut carbon emissions than giving up their cars.

The heavy impact on the environment of meat production was known but the research shows a new scale and scope of damage, particularly for beef. The popular red meat requires 28 times more land to produce than pork or chicken, 11 times more water and results in five times more climate-warming emissions. When compared to staples like potatoes, wheat, and rice, the impact of beef per calorie is even more extreme, requiring 160 times more land and producing 11 times more greenhouse gases…

(read more: The Guardian UK)

photos: Shutterstock and Alamy

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young-mister-moon:

a harry potter au where everything is exactly the same except harry’s glasses have transition lenses

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theonion:

Lifeguard Would Save Drowning Man, But Who Is He To Play God?
slugparades:

Commission for Jelena
Korrasami

slugparades:

Commission for Jelena

Korrasami

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babesinarmor:

Queen of Thorns - Illustration by Eric Belisle

babesinarmor:

Queen of Thorns - Illustration by Eric Belisle

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herbgardening:

hippie-galaxy:

This is perfect.

YES

janiceghosthunter:

A collection of glitches I’ve found and love.

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babyminaj:

im getting this tattooed on my ass

babyminaj:

im getting this tattooed on my ass

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productofneurosis:

art-shannonigans:

Rebecca YanovskayaWinged Series

Ballpoint pen & 22K Gold Leaf Applique on Moleskine paper

on tumblr

thatjudgementalfriend

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