Give Jane Goodall a Nobel Prize!
Indulge me for a moment, friends, as I get civically-minded. There is a petition up and running seeking to convince the people who decide such things that Dr. Jane Goodall is deserving of a Nobel Prize, and I wholeheartedly concur. I wonder if you’d be so kind as to lend your voice to the cause? Dr. Goodall is most deserving. I don’t think it’s overstating things to say that most of what we know about primates today is because of her and her work.
Before Dr. Goodall, people thought that chimpanzees were cuddly, cute vegetarians. While they may be cuddly and cute as babies, they grow up to be vicious brutes that engage in murder—killing just for the sake of killing—cannibalism, and infanticide. Not that the entire species is bloodthirsty. It’s just that there are examples to be found within the population at large of monstrous behavior—just as is the case with humans. They share 99% of our DNA, and as Dr. Goodall proved, they are far more like us in terms of their actions than we would have ever dreamed, or feared. (Conversely, the popular notion of the past that gorillas were vicious brutes has been completely disproven. It is the gorilla that is gentle, timid, and strictly vegetarian. The chimps are the bloodthirsty ones.)
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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