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should the police officer be tried for murder?
Originally posted by prevenge
natives getting restless now...
mutiny in the air!
got some death to do!
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
The attack happened because the woman who normally wears her hair down, had her hair pulled up and the chimp didn't recognize her. The chimp being a territorial animal, attacked the woman.
Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by sos37
sos37...may I expound on that concept you raised??
Because, it gave me an insight. Is the capacity to decide to sacrifice oneself, for another, a sign of self-awareness....or is it instinct?
Factoring out the obvious 'Mother Bear' protecting her cubs scenario....is it purely Human to be able to make that decision...not for a 'cub', or a child, or even a loved one....but simply as a strategy...."The needs of the Many Outweigh the Needs of the One" concept?
Hate to impose a quote from 'Star Trek', but it popped into my mind as pertinent. Is there any other species on our Planet that would be able to reason in such a way???
EDIT....I see you're offline...well, anyone can chime in!!!
[edit on 2/17/0909 by weedwhacker]
* Giving Them Up: The day will come when despite all best efforts the chimpanzee must go. Sadly, they cannot be sent back to Africa and most zoos will not take ex-pets. Tragically, many ex-pet chimps end up in medical research laboratories. Because former owners are asked not to visit, they never realise the horrendous conditions to which they have condemned their friend.