zoo = prison? Mar 12, 2009 4:13:04 GMT -5
Post by Julian on Mar 12, 2009 4:13:04 GMT -5
Not angry, (except at skyfire's unmitigable and perpetual idiocy showing no bounds!)
mildly peeved at.
1/. Fucking idiotic conclusions from a guy with a PhD that would know better if he had actually even remotely studied his subject species. i.e. Bothered to read anyone else's work.
2/. What kind of misrepresented, sensationalist idiocy is required to hop on the radar of what accounts for journalism nowadays.
3/. The fucking obvious being represented as something new, groundbreaking and phenomenal.
-it wasn't why I posted the article!-
And as for the philosophical thing? Well Bun's noticed it, and it was highlighted in the original post. Basically, the higher primates in particular should be considered as inmates who've committed no crime, not animals in a zoo. Their environment is artificial, cramped - particularly in comparison to their natural range, lacking stimulus and to add insult to injury they get gawped at by kids with an IQ possibly less than theirs all day. It's not a life! As for the life expectancy being higher argument, it's not 100% proven, and for chimpanzees it's as absurdly condescending and insulting as suggesting we should imprison all ghetto blacks or trailer trash because it might raise their life expectancy due to amongst other things institutional health care and a forced diet...