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    From Apes to Humans? Not Likely The claim being addressed is, “If we descended from apes, why are there still apes around?” Enough has been learned this year in order to refute this claim. “Archeologists estimate that modern humans have been on the Earth for about 200,000 years.” So if we came from apes, why are we coexisting today? Talk Origins likens this question to “if Americans and Australians descended from Europeans, why are there still Europeans around?” We did not simply start out as

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    The great apes are humankind’s closest relatives. Great apes include gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, and bonobos, which are also known as pygmy chimps. At the turn of the century, there were approximately one million chimpanzees in Africa. This number has declined down to 150,000. Mountain gorillas have halved in size over the last ten years, leaving only 320 to roam the trees of their homeland. Some say these great apes will face extinction within a decade. Why is this the case and should we

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    Review of Planet of the Apes by Tim Burton This essay will examine Tim Burton's remake of the science-fiction film 'Planet of the Apes'. 'Planet of the Apes' is the story of astronaut Leo Davidson, who in an attempt to save his chimp is transported through time. Leo crashes in a futuristic time; a planet ruled by apes, where humans are enslaved. Leo is captured, with a tribe, from the slave owner's shop he is bought by a kind chimp, who believes in humans and apes living in peace. With

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    movie compared to the setting in the book makes Planet of the Apes one of the greatest satires. In the movie, the setting takes place on earth in the future where apes deny and are afraid of the past, whereas the setting in the book is on a different planet where apes are civilized and technologically advanced, and the humans were primitive creatures. The orangutans in the movie prevent what happened to the humans from happening to the apes. Orangutans, such as Zaius went to great work as destroying

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    Planet of the Apes

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    Planet of the Apes When Planet of the Apes opened in theaters, few people knew what to expect. To most, the idea of a movie with the premise of a planet full of intelligent apes went against everything they had been taught. The initial attraction was the superb cast, spearheaded by Charlton Heston who portrays Taylor, an astronaut who crashes onto the planet. Heston was joined by many popular actors and actress such as, Roddy McDowell as Cornelius, Maurice Evans as Dr. Zaius and Kim Hunter as Zira

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    Endangerment of Great Apes

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    Great Apes are at the brink of extinction due to deforestation, hunting, and bushmeat trade. Our closest cousins are now viewed as economic commodities rather than valuable agents to the environment and humanity. In order to explore this issue, there must be an examinitation of why primate populations are dwindling, if these populations can replenish themselves, and what measures the international community is taking to alleviate the problem. Bushmeat is a popular source of animal protein in West

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    Primate Intelligence: Apes

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    Monkey see, monkey do. Apes have always been thought to have an increased level of intelligence. Over the years, researchers have attempted to understand the degree of intelligence these primates possess. However, it is essential to understand the definition of intelligence in order to determine the amount of intelligence primates have. Intelligence is the capability of obtaining knowledge and being able to utilize it in everyday situations. There are many hypotheses that focus on the evolution of

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    The Social Cry In Planet of the Apes After watching The Planet of the Apes, everyone seemed to leave the movie with a message in mind. Be it the controversial subject matter of Science vs. Religion, animal cruelty, or the cries of the extremeness of war and nuclear weapons. The makers of this film clearly felt the importance of illustrating to the viewers how unjust this society of “superior” apes were towards the humans. It allows the viewer to leave the movie thinking about our own society,

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    Extinct Great Apes

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    Inferring Dentition and Diet in Extinct Great Apes by Looking at Extant Great Apes INTRODUCTION Knowing the diet of extant primate taxon opens up the possibility of predicting a good deal about its morphology and natural history. Morphology and natural history of extant primates is also important in making accurate inferences regarding their dentition and diet. However, when it comes to extinct primate taxon making dentition and dietary inferences are challenging and the evidence available

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    Sara Gruen's Ape House

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    Ape house by Sara Gruen is a unique book that incorporates humor with fictional events, based on real research. Originally published in 2010, Ape house is “a tale that’s full of heart, hope, and compelling questions about who we really are” (Redbook). Apes capable of communication don’t fail to entertain. When the bonobo apes are in danger, two very different characters unite to save them. Isabel Duncan has always had a deeper connection to her bonobo family, a group of apes that can understand

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