The Worried Gorilla

So what makes animals so blissful and happy? Could it be the fact that they’re unaware of their own impending death? That’s one of the things that separates animals from humans and may be the root cause of our problems as we make our way through life to our inevitable end.

The Onion News had an interesting piece about primatologists at The Tulane National Primate Research Center teaching Quigley, a Western Lowland Gorilla about his impending demise and the reaction upon learning that his stay on earth is not permanent.

A deeply thoughtful and penetrating look at how science may, at times, do more harm than good. Enjoy.

R&O

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