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A young male White-fronted Capuchin (Cebus albifrons)
A monkey is any cercopithecoid (Old World monkey) or platyrrhine (New World monkey) primate. .All primates that are not prosimians (lemurs and tarsiers) or apes are monkeys.^ In a post-Darwinian world, all stories are stories about apes told by other apes—or at least primates.
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.The 264 known extant monkey species represent two of the three groupings of simian primates (the third group being the 21 species of apes).^ Various species of apes (Greek pithekos , Latin simia ) were known in the ancient world and were occasionally trained and exhibited in theatrical performances.
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^ The ape of the title is not any known species of ape, educated and socialized like Koko or the latest pygmy chimp phenom.
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^ Burroughs uses the adventure of the two to force his readers to recognize the remarkable similarities between the two primate species as well as the crucial differences.
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.Monkeys are generally considered to be intelligent and, unlike apes, monkeys usually have tails.^ In ancient Egypt, apes (long-tailed monkeys and especially caped baboons) were viewed with great respect; Nubian tribes had to provide them as tribute, and it was said ...
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The New World monkeys are classified within the parvorder Platyrrhini, whereas the Old World monkeys (superfamily Cercopithecoidea) form part of the parvorder Catarrhini, which also includes the apes. .Thus, scientifically speaking, monkeys are paraphyletic (not a single coherent group) and Old World monkeys are actually more closely related to the apes than they are to the New World monkeys.^ [Charlton] Heston leads a group of surviving astronauts in shocking future world where apes are masters, humans, slaves.
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^ The hunter pretends to rub glue into his own eyes, then hides; the monkey descends from the tree and, “aping” the hunter, glues its own eyes shut, and thus can be easily snared.
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^ The bestiaries note that the monkey has no tail ( cauda )--an observation that is explained symbolically rather than scientifically: the devil resembles the monkey in that he has no scripture ( caudex , i.e., codex), and thus the ape/monkey symbolizes base forces, the devil in disguise.
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Due to its size (up to 1 m/3 ft) the Mandrill is often thought to be an ape, but it is actually an Old World monkey. Also, a few monkey species have the word "ape" in their common name.

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Etymology

.According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word "monkey" may originate in a German version of the Reynard the Fox fable, published circa 1580. In this version of the fable, a character named Moneke is the son of Martin the Ape.^ The shareware version of APE may not be sold for any amount, except a media charge not to exceed $5 US, without my written permission.
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^ First appearing in Tarzan of the Apes (1914), this 20th-century folk hero is depicted as the son of an English nobleman, abandoned in Africa in his infancy.
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The word Moneke may have been derived from the Italian monna, which means "a female ape". The name Moneke likely persisted over time due to the popularity of Reynard the Fox.
.The term 'monkey' is an artificial grouping; it is not a "good" taxon, but instead it is a paraphyletic group, like "fish". A "good" taxon, as most modern biologists consider it, is a monophyletic group, that is, a group consisting of all the evolutionary descendants of a single ancestor species.^ Most of it takes place in the prison and consists of endless soulful confrontation between Hopkins and Gooding.
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The term 'monkey' covers all platyrrhines (flat, broad noses) and some catarrhines (nostrils-downwards), but excludes the apes.[1]
A group of monkeys may be referred to as a mission or a tribe.

Characteristics

Monkeys range in size from the Pygmy Marmoset, at 140 to 160 millimetres (5–6 in) long (plus tail) and 120 to 140 grams (4–5 oz) in weight, to the male Mandrill, almost 1 metre (3.3 ft) long and weighing 35 kilograms (77 lb). Some are arboreal (living in trees) while others live on the savanna; diets differ among the various species but may contain any of the following: fruit, leaves, seeds, nuts, flowers, eggs and small animals (including insects and spiders).
Some characteristics are shared among the groups; most New World monkeys have prehensile tails while Old World monkeys have non-prehensile tails or no visible tail at all. Some have trichromatic color vision like that of humans, others are dichromats or monochromats. .Although both the New and Old World monkeys, like the apes, have forward facing eyes, the faces of Old World and New World monkeys look very different, though again, each group shares some features such as the types of noses, cheeks and rumps.^ While in the Find section, you can also perform some basic APE utility commands, such as [S]wap drives , and [R]elease Image .
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^ Some, like Kala and Terzok even have whole chapters devoted to presenting their points of view and perspectives, not only on Tarzan's life, but on their own ape dramas.
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^ It is true that Caliban shares his tempestuous island with monkeys and that he worries that Prospero will magically transform him into an ape with a forehead "villainous low."
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Classification

The following list shows where the various monkey families (bolded) are placed in the Primate classification.
Note that the smallest grouping that contains them all is the Simiiformes, the simians, which also contains the apes. Calling apes "monkeys" is considered scientifically incorrect as apes are distinctly defined as different from monkeys.[2] Apes were included in earlier use of the term, predating modern classifications.[3] .Including some or all apes (other than humans) remained the common usage in the early 20th century[4] and is still in colloquial use.^ His choice may have been partially the result of emerging theories about the relatedness of the great apes to that other large primate, the human.
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^ That association seems consistent in Western traditions as well, explaining why the majority of literary works in which apes other-than-humans figure large are also exercises in boundary transgression and self-examination--in other words, satires.
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^ His conceit, once acknowledged, is simple: chimps rather than humans have evolved to produce a technologically and intellectually complex culture by the 21st century.
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[5] Calling either a simian is correct.

Relationship with humans

The many species of monkey have varied relationships with humans. Some are kept as pets, others used as model organisms in laboratories or in space missions. .They may be killed in monkey drives when they threatened agriculture, or used as service animals for the disabled.^ Significantly, the monkey is the only animal “addressed and referred to by san [the address used for humans] ...
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.In some areas, some species of monkey are considered agricultural pests, and can cause extensive damage to commercial and subsistence crops.^ Burroughs’ narrative extensively and yet recaptures some of its original potential to consider radical change.
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[6] This can have important implications for the conservation of endangered species, which may be subject to persecution. In some instances farmers' perceptions of the damage may exceed the actual damage.[7] Monkeys that have become habituated to human presence in tourist locations may also be considered pests, attacking tourists.[8]
In religion and culture, the monkey often represents quick-wittedness and mischief.

As service animals for the disabled

Some organizations train capuchin monkeys as monkey helpers to assist quadriplegics and other people with severe spinal cord injuries or mobility impairments. .After being socialized in a human home as infants, the monkeys undergo extensive training before being placed with a quadriplegic.^ Voronoff theories of prolonging life and youth by the transplanting of animal glands (mostly from monkeys) into human beings.
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Around the house, the monkeys help out by doing tasks including microwaving food, washing the quadriplegic's face and opening drink bottles.

In experiments

Covance primate-testing lab, Vienna, Virginia, 2004–05[9]
.Macaques, especially the Rhesus Macaque, and African Green Monkeys are widely used in animal testing facilities, either wild-caught or purpose-bred.^ Significantly, the monkey is the only animal “addressed and referred to by san [the address used for humans] ...
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[10] .They are used primarily because of their relative ease of handling, their fast reproductive cycle (compared to apes) and their psychological and physical similarity to humans.^ Starring Sigourney Weaver as Dian Fossey, the film stresses "the physical kinship between ape and human."
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In the United States, around 50,000 non-human primates, most of them monkeys, have been used in experiments every year since 1973; 10,000 monkeys were used in the European Union in 2004.
Sam, a rhesus macaque, was flown to a height of 55 miles (89 km) by NASA in 1959.
The use of monkeys in laboratories is controversial. Animal rights activists claim that their use is cruel and produces little information of value, and there have been many protests, vandalism to testing facilities and threats to workers. .Others claim that it has led to many important medical breakthroughs such as the rabies vaccine, understanding of human reproduction and basic knowledge about brain function and that the prevention of harm to humans should be a higher priority than the possible harm done to monkeys.^ Although Burroughs wrote many other stories about the fantastic and unearthly, his main claim to fame is the Tarzan series.
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^ When one of her warnings is overlooked, leading to an explosion in which she and many others are badly wounded, Sara reconsiders how important her beloved friend is to her.
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The topic has become a popular cause for animal rights and animal welfare groups.

In space

.A number of countries have used monkeys as part of their space exploration programmes, including the United States and France.^ He recalls the chimps used in NASA space experiments as he and Amanda--"'sponsored by the entire military establishment of the United States and utilizing all of technology'"--chase to the moon after Schroedinger.
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The first monkey in space was Albert II who flew in the US-launched V-2 rocket in June 14, 1949.

As food

Monkey brains are eaten as a delicacy in South Asia, China, and Africa.[11] In traditional Islamic dietary laws, the eating of monkeys is forbidden. However, monkeys are sometimes eaten in parts of Africa, where they can be sold as "bushmeat".[12]

Literature

.Sun Wukong (the "Monkey King"), a character who figures prominently in Chinese mythology, is the main protagonist in the classic comic Chinese novel Journey to the West.^ The ape is loose upon America.’ ...the proud Chinese King Monkey becomes the hunted King Kong, American movie outlaw beast” (Hyde 352).
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^ Monkey has influenced generations in East and West as folk tale and literary work (novel and drama).
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^ The main chimp character is Prity, a talented but voiceless mathematician, who serves as the friend and assistant of Sara, one of the major human characters.
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Monkeys are prevalent in numerous books, television programs, and movies. .The television series Monkey and the literary characters Monsieur Eek and Curious George are all examples.^ Certainly no earlier literary treatment allowed the gorilla to be seen as such a complex and sympathetic character, and the popularity of the series undoubtedly influenced the popular view of them.
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Simian statue at a Buddhist shrine in Tokyo, Japan
However, pop culture often incorrectly labels apes, particularly chimpanzees, gibbons, and gorillas, as monkeys. .Terry Pratchett makes use of the distinction in his Discworld novels, in which the Librarian of the Unseen University is an orangutan who gets very violent if referred to as a monkey.^ In this Self echoes the warnings of Peter Hoag’s 1996 apocalyptic novel Woman and Ape although, unlike Hoag, Self makes use of his extensive knowledge of apes in film and literature.
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^ Significantly, the monkey is the only animal “addressed and referred to by san [the address used for humans] ...
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The Winged monkeys are prominent characters in The Wizard of Oz.

Religion and worship

Hanuman, a prominent divine entity in Hinduism, is a monkey-like humanoid. He may bestow longevity.
In Buddhism, the monkey is an early incarnation of Buddha but may also represent trickery and ugliness. .The Chinese Buddhist "mind monkey" metaphor refers to the unsettled, restless state of human mind.^ Significantly, the monkey is the only animal “addressed and referred to by san [the address used for humans] ...
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.Monkey is also one of the Three Senseless Creatures, symbolizing greed, with the tiger representing anger and the deer lovesickness.^ In Japan the three monkeys are also explained by the homonym of the word saru, which means both “monkey” and “not do,” thus symbolizing conscious abstinence from evil.
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The Mizaru or three wise monkeys are revered in Japanese folklore.[13]
The Moche people of ancient Peru worshipped nature.[14] They placed emphasis on animals and often depicted monkeys in their art.[15]

Entertainment

In the Tamil country, monkeys were used for entertainment. The owner trains monkeys to perform gymnastics in public. Even today, it could be practiced in remote villages.

Zodiac

.The Monkey is the ninth in the twelve-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar.^ In the Chinese zodiac the ape is the ninth sign.
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The next time that the monkey will appear as the zodiac sign will be in the year 2016.[16]

See also

References

  1. ^ Dawkins, Richard (2004), The ancestor's tale: a pilgrimage to the dawn of evolution, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, p. 140, ISBN 9780618005833, http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Tub-X6wydKgC&pg=PA140&dq=dawkins+monkey+paraphyletic&client=firefox-a#v=onepage&q=&f=false, retrieved 2008-08-24  
  2. ^ "How do Apes Differ From Monkeys". http://www.primates.com/faq/index.html#5.  
  3. ^ Definition of Monkey in Merriam Webster's Online Dictionary
  4. ^ Encyclopaedia Britannica 1911: Monkey
  5. ^ Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed: Monkey
  6. ^ Hill, Catherine (2000). "Conflict of Interest Between People and Baboons: Crop Raiding in Uganda". International Journal of Primatology 21 (2): 299–315. doi:10.1023/A:1005481605637.  
  7. ^ Siex, Kirsten; Thomas T. Struhsaker (1999). "Colobus Monkeys and Coconuts: A Study of Perceived Human-Wildlife Conflicts". Journal of Applied Ecology 36 (6): 1009–1020.  
  8. ^ Brennan, E; Else, J; Altmann, J (1985). "Ecology and behaviour of a pest primate: vervet monkeys in a tourist-lodge habitat". African Journal of Ecology 23 (1): 35–44. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2028.1985.tb00710.x.  
  9. ^ "Covance Cruelty", People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
  10. ^ "The supply and use of primates in the EU", European Biomedical Research Association.
  11. ^ Bonné, J. (2005-10-28). "Some bravery as a side dish". msnbc.com. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9687163/page/7/. Retrieved 2009-08-15.  
  12. ^ Institut De Recherche Pour Le Développement (2002). "Primate Bushmeat : Populations Exposed To Simian Immunodeficiency Viruses". ScienceDaily. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/04/020403025234.htm. Retrieved 2009-08-15.  
  13. ^ Cooper, J. C. (1992). Symbolic and Mythological Animals. London: Aquarian Press. pp. 161–63. ISBN 1-85538-118-4.  
  14. ^ Benson, E. (1972). The Mochica: A Culture of Peru. New York: Praeger Press. ISBN 978-0500720011.  
  15. ^ Berrin, K. & Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera (1997). The Spirit of Ancient Peru: Treasures from the Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera. New York: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 978-0500018026.  
  16. ^ "Primatestore zodiac signs". http://www.primatestore.com/yearmonkey.htm.  

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Quotes

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Beauty, thou wild fantastic ape
Who dost in every country change thy shape!^ "Vampires who have learned the secrets of shape-changing and living in sunlight have vast new powers of evil."
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^ He is practically indestructable , he knows every magic trick under the sun , he can change shape at will, he is immortal, and he has a magic wishing staff which changes size at his command.

^ Action packed Ape Man outing with Tarzan encountering stampedes and ferocious wild animals while tracking down his beloved Jane, who has been captured by hunters.
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Abraham Cowley, "Beauty"
.The simians (infraorder Simiiformes) are the "higher primates" familiar to most people: the Old World monkeys and apes, including humans, (together being the catarrhines), and the New World monkeys or platyrrhines.^ IMAGES Old World and New World monkeys.
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^ Monkeys make up two of the three groups of simian primates, Old World monkeys and New World monkeys.

^ Primates are the group of animals that include apes, lemurs, monkeys and humans.

.Simians tend to be larger than the "lower primates" or prosimians.^ Thee are 235 species of modern primates, which are divided into two different groups - lower primates 'prosimians', and the higher primates 'anthropoids'.

^ High-ranking males tend to be more sociable than lower ranking males, who live on the outskirts of the troop.

^ The cercopithecoid or platyrrhine primate that is a common sight today, belongs to the simian primate groups, smaller and longer-tailed than apes...

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General

Orangutans are skeptical
Of changes in their cages,
And the zookeeper is very fond of rum.
Paul Simon,
Bookends, (1968), "At The Zoo"
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You may play with the monkey, but don't play with its tail.^ Specter boxing extra characters and survival mode : Finish specter boxing and extra characters become available.The extra characters are the boss monkey and specter.Additionally you unlock survival mode and have the option to play as blue pipotron in this mode.
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^ The word for monkey 'saru' sounds the same as the verb-ending 'zaru' (which means 'not') so the origin of these famous monkeys may be a Japanese play on words.
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^ For the most part, the difference between monkeys and apes is that monkeys have tails and apes, like the gorillas and us, don’t.


Haitian proverb
There once was a brainy baboon,
Who always breathed down a bassoon,
For he said, "It appears
That in billions of years
I shall certainly hit on a tune".
Arthur Stanley Eddington,
New Pathways in Science, (1939)
Even if a monkey wears a gold ring,
it is and remains an ugly creature
Dutch proverb
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The ape, vilest of beasts, how like to us.^ For the most part, the difference between monkeys and apes is that monkeys have tails and apes, like the gorillas and us, don’t.

^ Like us, apes have flat fingernails and complicated fingerprints.

^ We tend to see the apes that are closer to us as being more intelligent, like chimps and bonobos, while orangutans are seen like red clowns.
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Quintus Ennius
Triumphs for nothing, and lamenting toys,
Is jollity for apes and grief for boys.
William .Shakespeare, Cymbeline
  • A buzzard took the monkey for a ride in the air
    The monkey thought that everything was on the square
    The buzzard tried to throw the monkey off his back
    But the monkey grabbed his neck and said — "Now listen, Jack..."^ Then he took her on his back and ran off home with her.
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    ^ Most reputable scholars now believe that the entire works of Shakespeare were in fact written by an infinite number of monkeys possibly explaining why Romeo is so ugly.
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    ^ Boinski has seen toucans scrape baby monkeys off their mothers backs.
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    ."Straighten up and fly right
    Straighten up and fly right
    Straighten up and fly right
    Cool down, papa, don't you blow your top."
    ^ Try to blow up your opponent before he blows you up.

    ^ If you are having trouble, it will fall into one of three categories: Out of our contorl, all users are down, your account is not working.
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    ^ Write If you reach an end, or simply don't like the story's trajectory, graft a new snippet and take the story's direction into your own hands.
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    .
  • Beauty, thou wild fantastic ape
    Who dost in every country change thy shape!^ Jun 30 - Seeded by Brian White Source: The Times Spain is to become the first country to extend legal rights to apes, wrongfooting animal rights activists who have long campaigned against bullfighting in the country.

    ^ There are those who come up with an innovative idea , develop the skills necessary to realize it, and use every bit of their creative capacity to make it succeed.

    ^ It had been a lifetime or more since the death of God and the ouster of the old king, and the country had clearly changed in ways that he early republic could never have guessed.
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  • Man is a noisome bacillus whom Our Heavenly Father created because he was disappointed in the monkey.^ Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent monkeys, conceived by other monkeys and dedicated to the proposition that bananas are tasty and nutritious.
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    ^ Only the enlightened man sees clearly, then life itself is unreal, a dream, an illusion created by our own minds.
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    ^ Bart's Friend falls in Love [ 8F22 ] Bart : "How would I go about creating a half-man, half-monkey-type creature?"
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    • Bernard DeVoto, Mark Twain in Eruption, (1940), "Introduction," p. xxvii
    • .
  • There once was a brainy baboon,
    Who always breathed down a bassoon,
    For he said, "It appears
    That in billions of years
    I shall certainly hit on a tune".
  • The ape, vilest of beasts, how like to us.^ With over 45 years’ experience which has led to us becoming a leader in our field, we would like to invite you to join us in the next stage of our growth.

    ^ For the most part, the difference between monkeys and apes is that monkeys have tails and apes, like the gorillas and us, don’t.

    ^ The original beauty and the beast film classic tells the story of Kong, a giant ape captured in Africa and brought to New York as a sideshow attraction.
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  • The anger of an ape—the threat of a flatterer:—these deserve equal regard.
    • Epictetus, (c. 55 - c. 135 AD), Fragments, f. xiii
  • The art does not belong to apes or angels, but to us. .We deserve art that speaks to us as complete human beings.^ Her point is that Kafka intended his character to be understood, not as a "defective human being" but as "a branded, marked, wounded animal presenting himself as speaking testimony to a gathering of scholars."
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    Why settle for anything less? .
    • Dana Gioia, "Paradigms Lost," interview with Gloria Brame, ELF: Eclectic Literary Forum, Spring 1995
  • Monkeys, who very sensibly refrain from speech lest they should be set to earn their livings.^ That they accomplished this without once writing anything by Jane Austen is seen as a major triumph for those who argue monkeys have taste.
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    ^ Being the gregarious sort, they normally have a wide circle of friends and acquaintances who provide them with the mental and social stimulation that is so important to the Monkey's well-being.
    • CHINESE ZODIAC - MONKEY 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC pages.infinit.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Squirrel monkeys are lowland creatures who thrive in the tropical forests, where they forage for soft fruits and juicy bugs.
    • Costa Rica Hotels, Manuel Antonio Hotels, Beach Hotels 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC www.costaverde.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • Evolution is a process that never stops.^ That training process has been challenging, Mosso notes, since monkeys can live more than 40 years but never stop acting like 2-year-olds.

    .Baboons who fail to exhibit moral behavior do not survive; they wind up as meat for leopards.^ Some other primates have exhibited fishing behavior, Meijaard wrote, including Japanese macaques, chacma baboons, olive baboons, chimpanzees and orangutans.
    • Monkeys that go fishing discovered - Science- msnbc.com 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Others -- who didn't engage in this sort of "anti-social" behavior -- reported they have no problem getting references from Morgan.
    • Aquatic Ape Theory (AAT): Sink or Swim? 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC www.aquaticape.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ They are sweet-talkers who can make a situation end up to their advantage.

    .
    • Robert A. Heinlein, Expanded Universe, (1980), "The Pragmatics of Patriotism," (1973), address to the U.S. Naval Academy
  • Cats and monkeys, monkeys and cats - all human life is there.^ What’s Universal doing to us--trying to make monkeys of us all?
    • Apes of theImagination:A Bibliography. 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You can read all about these bathing monkeys here where there are also lots of pictures of the monkeys enjoying the hot water!

    ^ When Toumai ("Hope of Life" in the local Goran language) was found in Chad (Africa), that changed all the theories about human evolution.
    • ape - news tag - Softpedia 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • Our road lay through the bazaar, close to a little temple of Hanuman, the Monkey-god, who is a leading divinity worthy of respect.^ "The Indian monkey god Hanuman…is the inspiration for Friend Monkey " (Cott 216).
    • Apes of theImagination:A Bibliography. 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Yea, its hectic, especially since to get to our van we have to walk up to the road....down a little ways and to the other side of our driveway since the driveway still has snow over a majority of it.

    ^ The brave monkeys, living and dead, who monkeyed around here have hallowed it far above our poor power to add or detract.
    • Monkey - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: Original source]

    All gods have good points, just as have all priests. .Personally, I attach much importance to Hanuman, and am kind to his people—the great gray apes of the hills.^ The name we use for the great tree-dwelling, red-haired apes of Borneo comes from the Indonesian “orang,” person, and “hutan,” jungle.
    • ACP - Apes > Apes and Human Language 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC acp.eugraph.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ No reputable scientist disputes Darwin’s assertion of physical continuity from the simplest animals to humans, and the great apes clearly share much with humans.
    • ACP - Apes > Apes and Human Language 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC acp.eugraph.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The great apes are much more intelligent than monkeys and gibbons.
    • ape (mammal) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .One never knows when one may want a friend.^ Remember walking through that minefield, never knowing when you’d put your foot in the next one?

    ^ Not by > any means denying the usefulness of taxonomic classification, but never > in the history of humankind as we know it, has it ever been reported > that one kind of animal became another.
    • The Talk.Origins Archive Post of the Month: May 2003 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC talkorigins.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you know the filename and want to type it in you may, or you can just press RETURN for an easy to use file selector with which you may browse your ATR images.
    • THE ATARI PERIPHERAL EMULATOR USERS GUIDE 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC www.atarimax.com [Source type: General]

  • "Mein Gott! .I would sooner collect life red devils than liddle monkeys."^ Life spans in the wild are difficult to gauge accurately, but in captivity some monkeys have survived to be more than 50 years old.
    • Monkey at exZOOberance! 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC www.exzooberance.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Sit would be a good command, but getting a monkey to stay in one place for more than a few seconds would be quite a feat.
    • How to Take Care of a Monkey - wikiHow 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC www.wikihow.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But more than anything, the inescapable level of addiction in COLLECTING monkeys is the overriding reason to not just rent, but to buy and cherish this game.
    • Ape Escape 2 (2003) on PlayStation 2 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC ps2.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • Ein Buch ist Spiegel, aus dem kein Apostel herausgucken kann, wenn ein Affe hineinguckt.
    • A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out. We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid.^ With best wishes both given and received, we remaining three Apes have looked for, and found, that fourth to accompany us on a pair of tours to round out the year.
      • The Apes 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC www.theapes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Looks like the Russians are set to eject another animal into space.
      • Ape — Blogs, Pictures, and more on WordPress 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC en.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Passing a news kiosk, he stopped walking, reasoning that he would look less like someone attempting to flee if he was no longer moving.
      • Roberson's Interminable Ramble: "The Famous Ape" 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC www.chrisroberson.net [Source type: Original source]

      He who understands the wise is wise already.
    • Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Aphorisms (1765-1799), "Notebook E (1775 - 1776)," 49
  • Ihr habt den Weg vom Wurme zum Menschen gemacht, und Vieles ist in euch noch Wurm. Einst wart ihr Affen, und auch jetzt ist der Mensch mehr Affe, als irgend ein Affe.
    • You have evolved from worm to man, but much within you is still worm. .Once you were apes, yet even now man is more of an ape than any of the apes.
    • Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, (1885), "Prologue"
  • Seht sie klettern, diese geschwinden Affen!^ I want you to know that your emotions are normal but at the same time that there are more appropriate things to do than throw/hit/shove/etc.

    ^ Those in the know, however, believe that the Skunk Ape is more gorillalike and less humanlike than its Pacific Northwest cousin.

    ^ Some of the toys are a few dollars more than some other on-line or retail stores but you have a good "free shipping" program which can make up for the difference.
    • Educational Baby Toys Gifts, Wooden Toys, Toddler Toys, Waldorf Dolls Toys, Pretend Play toys Preschoolers Children. Plan Toys, Melissa & Doug, Automoblox, Skuut Balance Bike. European toys Kathe Kruse, Haba, Grimm Spiel und Holz, Yellow Label Fair Trade Toys 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC www.ape2zebra.com [Source type: General]

    Sie klettern über einander hinweg und zerren sich also in den Schlamm und die Tiefe. Hin zum Throne wollen sie Alle: ihr Wahnsinn ist es, — als ob das Glück auf dem Throne sässe! Oft sitzt der Schlamm auf dem Thron — und oft auch der Thron auf dem Schlamme. Wahnsinnige sind sie mir Alle und kletternde Affen und Überheisse. Übel riecht mir ihr .Götze, das kalte Unthier: übel riechen sie mir alle zusammen, diese Götzendiener.
    • Watch them clamber, these swift monkeys!^ These monkeys are the cause of all your problems.
      • Monkey - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Apparently you can buy these from the Southend stalls for a fiver a pop SEE ALL CELEB GOSSIP, GIRLS AND FUNNY STUFF MONKEY FEATURES .
      • Monkey Mag UK | FREE Mens Magazine | Girls, Videos, Entertainment 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC monkey.kontraband.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ You can read all about these bathing monkeys here where there are also lots of pictures of the monkeys enjoying the hot water!

      .They clamber over one another and thus drag one another into the mud and the depth.^ They bond with one another by grooming.

      ^ These two species are about as unrelated to one another as they are to humans.
      • The Aquatic Ape Theory 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC survive2012.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ From there, they divided into two teams: one, led by Pei, headed north; the other, led by Jia, went south.
      • The Ape that Was 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC www.uiowa.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .They all want to get to the throne: that is their madness — as if happiness sat on the throne.^ They start taking things, biting to get something they want, eating all the plants and flowers and destroying things.

      Often, mud sits on the throne — and often the throne also on mud. .Mad they all appear to me, clambering monkeys and overardent.^ And that’s when they found out that Cristobal and all other monkeys being sold through the yellow pages, the internet and in pet stores were illegal, trafficked animals.

      ^ The reason for this is such: the new Sea Monkeys need all of the oxygen that they can get and the old Sea Monkeys may use some of that wonderful O2 for their own needs.

      ^ And in the episode " Meet the Beat-Alls ", they disguise a monkey named Michelle as Yoko Jono to break up Mojo's villainous team.
      • Everything's Better With Monkeys - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

      .Foul smells their idol, the cold monster: foul, they smell to me altogether, these idolators.
    • Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, (1885), Part I, Chapter 11, "Vom neuen Götzen," "On the New Idol"
  • The chimpanzees in the zoos do it,
    Some courageous kangaroos do it
    Let's do it, let's fall in love.^ Along the way they generally get to fight demons and monsters, the deciples fall in love with people, help villages etc...
    • Monkey on TV.com 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Thu, 12/31/2009 - 08:25 — Joel Let me be clear here: These aren't necessarily the 10 best books of the aughts.

    ^ These Monkeys can also be fickle when choosing a partner, but once they do, their partners will fall fast in live with them.

    .I'm sure giraffes on the sly do it,
    Even eagles as they fly do it,
    Let's do it, let's fall in love.
    ^ Along the way they generally get to fight demons and monsters, the deciples fall in love with people, help villages etc...
    • Monkey on TV.com 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ People love country or friends, husbands love wives, mothers their children, and a goblin father his goblin son, even when they are spirits and the son is sick."
    • Monkey Narrator Quotes 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC www.monkeyheaven.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Cole Porter, Paris (musical), (1928), "Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love"
  • I'd rather be a climbing ape than a falling angel.
  • The philosophic spirit of inquiry may be traced to brute curiosity, and that to the habit of examining all things in search of food.^ Along with his canine companion, Grape Ape travels around the world in search for adventure and usually finding themselves in all sorts of wacky situatons.
    • Grape Ape on TV.com 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We have two options, and rather than assume, we’d like to know what you all feel about them.

    ^ APE TO MAN is the story of the quest to find the origins of the human race - a quest that spanned more than 150 years of obsessive searching.
    • Ape To Man DVD, DVDs & Books , HISTORY Shop 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC shop.history.com [Source type: General]

    Artistic genius is an expansion of monkey imitativeness.
  • It took a couple of hundred million years to develop a thinking ape and you want a smart one in a lousy few hundred thousand?
    • Spider Robinson, God is an Iron and Other Stories, (2002) "God is an Iron," (1977)
  • Triumphs for nothing, and lamenting toys,
    Is jollity for apes and grief for boys.^ (Assuming you’re not, that is…and that you want to…or think you want to.

    ^ Libido Sumatra Orangutan: The Red Ape-Link to Humans One matter on which all anthropologists agree is that at some unknown date millions of years ago, apes diverged into two distinct evolutionary lines.
    • Apes - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The literal Christian biblical creation story is just one of hundreds of creation myths known from the various cultures from around the globe.
    • The Upright Ape - A New Origin of the Species: A Book that Revolutionizes Human Origins and Updates the Theory of Evolution 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC www.uprightape.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • The strain of man's bred out
    Into baboons and monkey.^ At the Magic Palace, Diablo the magician cuts Marge into four pieces, and out of the baskets climb four monkeys in green dresses.

    ^ It looks like my Monkey has evolved into a man.
    • The Simpsons Archive: Apes-A-Poppin'! 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC www.snpp.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You can only put 6 Sea Monkeys into the bubble at one time, because they may run out of oxygen.

  • Orangutans are skeptical
    Of changes in their cages,
    And the zookeeper is very fond of rum. .
  • Oh how the Vacancy
    Laughed at them rushing by.^ John Saccheri Okay....the BANANA BUNCH! They are in a zoo, and laugh at how the people PAY to see them while they EAT, SLEEP and PLAY for free.
    • Ape Puppets Axtell Expressions | Chimpanzee Puppet, Orangutan Puppet, Gorilla Puppet | Latex Ape Puppets 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC www.axtell.com [Source type: General]


    "Turn again, flesh and brain,
    Only yourselves again!
    .How far above the ape
    Differing in each shape,
    You with your regular
    Meaningless circles are!"
    ^ How can Apes prove their love to you?
    • The Apes 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC www.theapes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Your differences could unite you.

    ^ If we can somehow assist you in completing your purchase or finding Ape Merchandise that you've been looking for, please email us at shopkeeper@ape-entertainment.com .

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  • Everywhere men have unlocked the prisoners within, and from under the disguising skins the apes have leapt joyfully out.^ Anger lurks under your skin, ready to burst out at any moment and impale a temp or an advertising executive.
    • Personality Tests and Web Toys | Rum and Monkey 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC rumandmonkey.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I know the reaction we experienced as these beings attacked out cabin impressed many with the concept of great ape-like men dwelling in the mountains.

  • The monkey sat on a pile of stone
    And he stared at the broken bone in his hand
    Strains of a Viennese quartet rang out across the land
    The monkey looked up at the stars
    And he thought to himself
    Memory is a stranger
    History is for fools
    And he cleaned his hands in a pool of holy writing
    Turned his back on the garden and set out for the nearest town"

Proverbs

猿 も 木 か ら 落 ち る。
Even monkeys fall from trees.
Japanese proverb
树 倒 猢 狲 散
When the tree falls, the monkeys scatter.
Chinese proverb
  • 树 倒 猢 狲 散
    • Chinese proverb
    • Literally: When the tree falls, the monkeys scatter.
    • Figuratively: When a leader loses power, his followers become disorganized.Often used to describe fair-weather friends.
  • Al draagt een aap een gouden ring, het is en blijft een lelijk ding.
    • Dutch proverb
    • Literally: Even if a monkey wears a gold ring, it is and remains an ugly creature.
  • القرد فى عين امه غزال
  • ياواخد القرد علي ماله يروح المال و يفضل القرد علي حاله
    • Egyptian proverb
    • Literally: If you marry a monkey for his wealth, the money goes and the monkey remains as is.
  • Ce n'est pas aux vieux singes qu'on apprend à faire des grimaces.
    • French proverb
    • Literally: You can't teach old monkeys how to make faces.
    • Figuratively: You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
  • Jwe ak makak, men pa manyen ke-l.
    • Haitian proverb
    • Literally: [You may] play with the monkey, but don't play with its tail.
  • बंदर क्या जाने अदरक का स्वाद ।
    • Hindi proverb
    • Literally: What does a monkey know of the taste of ginger?
    • Figuratively: Someone who cannot understand cannot appreciate.
  • 猿も木から落ちる。
    • Japanese proverb
    • Literally: Even monkeys fall from trees.
    • Figuratively: Everyone makes mistakes.
  • Margur verður af aurum api.
  • Kalo di hutan tak ada singa, beruk rabun bisa menjadi raja.
    • Indonesian proverb
    • Literally: If there were no lions in the jungle, a blind monkey could be king.
  • ಮಂಗನ ಪಾರುಪತ್ಯ ಮರದ ಟೊಂಗೆ ಮೇಲೆ
  • Em rio que tem piranha, macaco bebe água de canudinho.
    • Portuguese proverb
    • Literally: In a piranha infested river, monkeys drink water using a straw.
  • Siku ya kufa nyani miti yote huteleza.
    • Swahili proverb
    • Literally: The day a monkey is destined to die all trees become slippery.
    • Figuratively: You can't escape your fate.

Simians and mankind

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  • We were born of risen apes, not fallen angels, and the apes were armed killers besides.^ With incredible power, the killer ripped his arm free of Ape's grip.

    And so what shall we wonder at? Our murders and massacres and missiles, and our irreconcilable regiments? .Or our treaties whatever they may be worth; our symphonies however seldom they may be played; our peaceful acres, however frequently they may be converted to battlefields; our dreams however rarely they may be accomplished.^ They need monkey safe toys to play with; rotate frequently.
    • Monkeys as a Pet - Exotic Pets 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC www.bellaonline.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums IGN Entertainment Games:   IGN  |  GameSpy  |  FilePlanet  |  TeamXbox  |  CCG  |  GameStats  |  Direct2Drive  |  What They Play  |  Battlefield Heroes Home .
    • How long before Plainview is banned for his Ape crusade? - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    The miracle of man is not how far he has sunk but how magnificently he has risen. We are known among the stars by our poems, not our corpses. .
    • Robert Ardrey, African Genesis: A Personal Investigation into the Animal Origins and Nature of Man, (1961)
  • I seem to see only the strivings of an ape reft of his tail, and grown rusty at climbing, who has reeled blunderingly from mystery to mystery, with pathetic makeshifts, not understanding anything, greedy in all desires, and always honeycombed with poltroonery.^ See all guides for A Bathing Ape .

    ^ Only he who sees goes free."
    • Monkey Narrator Quotes 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC www.monkeyheaven.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ At this time Dr. Zaius admits to Zira and Cornelius he has always known man existed before apes--and that man is a "natural born killer" who must be shunned: "I found nothing in that cave to alter that conception of man and I still live by its injunction" ( oc resolve-steadfast).
    • Story Analysis - Dramatica.Com 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC www.dramatica.com [Source type: General]

    .So in a secret place his youth was put away in exchange for a prize that was hardly worth the having; and the fine geas which his mother laid upon him was exchanged for the common geas of what seems expected.^ The girl was quite willing to go with him and called out as she was carried away, "Never mind, father and mother.
    • Monkey Bridegrooms 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC www.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ She said my oldest son, then a young tot, was chewing on it and she took it away from him and had put it in a drawer.

    ^ His brothers were ashamed to have him with them and drove him away, so he went on ahead and got first to the place where the horse dealer lived.
    • Monkey Bridegrooms 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC www.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

    • James Branch Cabell, Figures of Earth : A Comedy of Appearances, (1921), ch. .XXXIX, "The Passing of Manuel"
  • The word 'apes' usually means chimpanzees, gorillas, orang utans, gibbons, and simangs.^ The word orangutan is derived from the Malay orang hutan meaning man of the forest, although local people do not use this term to refer to orangutans.

    ^ Scientists find it easy to explain why we resemble the African apes so closely by pointing out that gorillas, chimpanzees and humans share a common ancestor.
    • The Aquatic Ape Theory--Elaine Morgan 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC www.primitivism.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Currently, there are two families of hominoids: the family Hylobatidae consists of 4 genera and 12 species of gibbons, including the Lar Gibbon and the Siamang, collectively known as the "lesser apes" the family Hominidae consisting of gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, and humans, collectively known as the "great apes".

    We admit that we are like apes, but we seldom realise that we are apes. .Our common ancestor with the chimpanzees and gorillas is much more recent than their common ancestor with the Asian apes – the gibbons and orangutans.^ The orangutan, gorilla, chimpanzee, and pygmy chimpanzee are the largest apes and are called great apes.

    ^ It's much more addictive than it sounds!

    ^ The great apes are much more intelligent than monkeys and gibbons.
    • ape (mammal) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .There is no natural category that includes chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans but excludes humans.^ Scientists find it easy to explain why we resemble the African apes so closely by pointing out that gorillas, chimpanzees and humans share a common ancestor.
    • The Aquatic Ape Theory--Elaine Morgan 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC www.primitivism.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The term monkey includes all primates that do not belong to the categories human, ape, or prosimian; however, monkeys do have certain common features.
    • monkey Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about monkey 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Currently, there are two families of hominoids: the family Hylobatidae consists of 4 genera and 12 species of gibbons, including the Lar Gibbon and the Siamang, collectively known as the "lesser apes" the family Hominidae consisting of gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, and humans, collectively known as the "great apes".

    • Richard Dawkins, A devil's chaplain: reflections on hope, lies, science, and love, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 2003, p. .22
  • I do not want to discuss evolution in such depth, however, only touch on it from my own perspective: from the moment when I stood on the Serengeti plains holding the fossilized bones of ancient creatures in my hands to the moment when, staring into the eyes of a chimpanzee, I saw a thinking, reasoning personality looking back.^ I threw my back out, and it gave me pause to recognize how wondrous and powerful my body is when healthy...gives me perspective, as I heal, to treat it as such in the future.

    ^ Lynne I would use bongo to join my 'jungle group' and have him as the rebel that disagrees with everything and wants to be off on his own.
    • Ape Puppets Axtell Expressions | Chimpanzee Puppet, Orangutan Puppet, Gorilla Puppet | Latex Ape Puppets 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC www.axtell.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Fantastic realistic features, heavy fur and so lifelike my 4 year old daughter's eyes just about popped out of her sockets when she saw it.
    • Ape Puppets Axtell Expressions | Chimpanzee Puppet, Orangutan Puppet, Gorilla Puppet | Latex Ape Puppets 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC www.axtell.com [Source type: General]

    .You may not believe in evolution, and that is all right.^ By making any content available through this application, you represent and warrant that you own all rights necessary to properly do so.
    • Music en Facebook | Ape - free music, pictures, videos 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC apps.facebook.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Now go all the way to the right of the screen until you get to the next screen.
    • Monkey Island 1 walkthrough 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC www.worldofmi.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If your using SPARTADOS all you need to do is type the name of the directory (you may need to add a '.'
    • THE ATARI PERIPHERAL EMULATOR USERS GUIDE 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC www.atarimax.com [Source type: General]

    .How we humans came to be the way we are is far less important than how we should act now to get out of the mess we have made for ourselves.
    • Jane Goodall, Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey, Warner Books: 2000, p.^ He will declare no relation to humanity and joke about smoking, drinking etc, and tell how apes are too smart to harm themselves that way.
      • Ape Puppets Axtell Expressions | Chimpanzee Puppet, Orangutan Puppet, Gorilla Puppet | Latex Ape Puppets 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC www.axtell.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Now it’s time to show you what can I do in less than 40 lines .
      • APE – Actionscript Physics Engine tutorial : Emanuele Feronato - italian geek and PROgrammer 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC www.emanueleferonato.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ "This is the best book I have ever found on pet monkeys, Not only does it guide me on taking care of my pet monkey but has guided me on where to purchase a monkey for less than I ever imagined.

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  • A man has no reason to be ashamed of having an ape for his grandfather.^ There is no known reason why an ape should suffer more from overheating than the savannah baboon.
    • The Aquatic Ape Theory--Elaine Morgan 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC www.primitivism.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ (Note that Spider-Man, who has a tail, is not an ape, having clearly become a spider monkey .
    • Everything's Better With Monkeys - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The oldest ape examines the 'panting creature' and finds the sight overwhelming: his backside is 'bare and hairless--he had no tail…."It is a man!"
    • Apes of theImagination:A Bibliography. 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .If there was an ancestor whom I should feel shame in recalling it would rather be a man
    — a man of restless and versatile intellect — who not content with an equivocal success in his own sphere of activity, plunges into scientific questions with which he has no real acquaintance, only to obscure them with aimless rhetoric, and distract the attention of his hearers from the real point at issue by eloquent digressions and skilled appeals to religious prejudice.^ There are other pieces of advice–about gaining focus, thinking about what really matters, clearing away distractions–like the Internet!

    ^ They're wrong, of course, but there's really no argument one way or the other.

    ^ The evolution from ape to man is a complicated one, as there was not a direct line from our earliest ancestor to us, but a branched one, with many dead ramifications.
    • ape - news tag - Softpedia 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Thomas Henry Huxley, reported in Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley F.R.S, (1900), Leonard Huxley ed.
    • Many variants exist, see: Thomas Henry Huxley
  • There is thus a certain plausibility to Nietzsche's doctrine, though it is dynamite.^ Scientist Activities and Attractions for Your Trip to Hollywood If you are going to Hollywood for the first time, you might be intimidated with the many places there are to check out and see.
    • Apes - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

    .He maintains in effect that the gulf separating Plato from the average man is greater than the cleft between the average man and a chimpanzee.^ They want desperately to perceive a vast gulf between man and the rest of creation.
    • Apes of theImagination:A Bibliography. 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ An enlightened man is greater than any god or demon.
    • Monkey Narrator Quotes 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC www.monkeyheaven.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Walter Kaufmann, Nietzsche, Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist, (1951) p. .151
  • Actually, the gap between say Plato or Nietzsche and the average human is greater than the gap between that chimpanzee and the average human.^ I gave it a higher than average score (6 out of 10) just because it didn't make me say "oh, please!"
    • Monkey Shines (1988) 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ They were hairy brutish thugs and a perfect intermediary between the chimpanzees and humans of today.
    • The Aquatic Ape Theory 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC survive2012.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The discovery helps fill the gap between Zhoukoudian, in northern China, and Java, more than 3.000 miles to the south.
    • The Ape that Was 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC www.uiowa.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • People may choose to ignore their animal heritage by interpreting their behavior as divinely inspired, socially purposeful, or even self-serving, all of which they attribute to being human, but they masticate, fornicate, and procreate, much as chimps and apes do, so they should have little cause to get upset if they learn that they act like other primates when they politically agitate, debate, abdicate, placate, and administrate, too.^ Yeah, right, humans are the smartest beings of the planet, and all the other animals are dumb.
    • ape - news tag - Softpedia 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ They are much like us.
    • Animal Research Negligence, University of Wisconsin 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC www.madisonmonkeys.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Acting Like Animals (cute animal fails) .
    • MONKEYS « Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats – I Can Has Cheezburger? 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC icanhascheezburger.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Arnold M. Ludwig, King of the Mountain: The Nature of Political Leadership, University Press of Kentucky: 2004, p. .4
  • Since the white man says he came from the evolution of animals, well, maybe the black man didn't.^ They were changed because blacks didn't like the negative tone racist whites were using with these words, and they also wanted to flex newfound power.

    ^ Animal Stories How Man Devolved from Adam in Eden Man didn't evolve from ape; man de-evolved from Adam.
    • Ape - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

    .The white man has made so many errors in the handling of people that maybe he did come from a gorilla or a fish and crawl up on the sand and then into the trees.^ Man was not the son of a monkey He was made by Gods own hand and he never lived up in a coconut tree he was formed up on the land.
    • Ape Puppets Axtell Expressions | Chimpanzee Puppet, Orangutan Puppet, Gorilla Puppet | Latex Ape Puppets 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC www.axtell.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Law enforcement officers and a flock of newspapermen made up a posse that went into the area.

    ^ It is a story that sounds interesting to many people, and they have revolved it into a legend.

    Of course, evolution doesn't take God into consideration. .I don't think people learned to do all the things they do through evolution.^ I would prefer people to vote Green because they think the Greens are the best choice (or even just the least bad choice, really).

    ^ They boast and chatter and pretend that they are a great people about to do great affairs in the jungle, but the falling of a nut turns their minds to laughter and all is forgotten.
    • Everything's Better With Monkeys - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Question: "Do you think people will see them in great numbers like they see Flying Saucers?

    .
    • Charles Mingus, reported in More Than A Fakebook: The Music Of Charles Mingus, (1991), Andrew Homzy
  • If one compares the sequence of amino acids that go to form the protein haemoglobin, it becomes apparent that humans and chimps are identical and do not differ in a single site ...^ It just seems that a doctor with this much imagination could be a little more creative in his methods than the one he chooses.
    • The Ape (1940) 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I have found that most Indians know more about Abominable Snowmen than one white man in a thousand.

    ^ It is much harder to explain why we differ from the gorilla and the chimpanzee much more markedly than they differ from one another.
    • The Aquatic Ape Theory--Elaine Morgan 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC www.primitivism.com [Source type: Original source]

    nevertheless, as .I never tire of pointing out to my students in Cambridge, chimpanzees do not play the piano, drink dry martinis, or erect temples to glorify the Creator.
    • Simon Conway Morris, The Crucible of Creation: The Burgess Shale and the Rise of Animals, Oxford University Press: 1999, p.^ A Dictionary of Zoology 1999, originally published by Oxford University Press 1999.
      • monkey Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about monkey 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Scientists find it easy to explain why we resemble the African apes so closely by pointing out that gorillas, chimpanzees and humans share a common ancestor.
      • The Aquatic Ape Theory--Elaine Morgan 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC www.primitivism.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ A press release from the University of Toronto, August 1999, states: .
      • The Aquatic Ape Theory 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC survive2012.com [Source type: Original source]

      151
  • Man is an evasive beast, given to cultivating strange notions about himself. He is humiliated by his simian ancestry, and tries to deny his animal nature, to persuade himself that he is not limited by its weaknesses nor concerned in its fate. .
  • Human beings are chimpanzees who get crazy drunk on power.^ The title figure is a gorilla who has acquired deep knowledge and the ability to communicate with human beings telepathically.
    • Apes of theImagination:A Bibliography. 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In the “Author’s Note,” W. S., who identifies himself as a chimpanzee novelist, explains that his decision to create a human protagonist was directed by the great tradition of satire.
    • Apes of theImagination:A Bibliography. 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ ARTICLE from the Encyclopædia Britannica mammal (superfamily Hominoidea) any tailless primate of the families Hylobatidae ( gibbon s) and Hominidae ( chimpanzee s, bonobo s, orangutan s, gorilla s, and human being s).
    • ape (mammal) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    By saying that our leaders are power-drunk chimpanzees, am I in danger of wrecking the morale of our soldiers fighting and dying in the Middle East? Their morale, like so many bodies, is already shot to pieces. .They are being treated, as I never was, like toys a rich kid got for Christmas.^ Liberals like to change names when they perceive the current name is being used in a negative way.

    ^ They’re wild creatures, and will never grow to love & depend on you like domesticated animals.

    ^ While these animals have been documented by Cryptozoologists, they were never thoroughly researched, and I can't find a reference to one being regarded as a "cryptid" before the discovery.
    • Unknown African apes 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • The origin of man is still very obscure.^ "Time to say goodnight," said the Dark Man, still gripping Ape by the chin.

    ^ The daughter of the man who originally discovered Ishmael’s genius and bought him, Rachel had been a student of the gorilla from the time of her birth and his messenger until the time of her death.
    • Apes of theImagination:A Bibliography. 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It is commonly asserted that he is "descended" from some man-like ape such as the chimpanzee, the orang-utang, or the gorilla, but that of course is as reasonable as saying that I am "descended" from some Hottentot or Esquimau as young or younger than myself.^ I like to think I can articulate myself a little better than that, but at the time I was somewhat incapable of doing so.
    • Twelve Monkeys (1995) 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ She said her images captured in a video and said the animal looked like neither a gorilla or chimpanzee, whereas the animals Ammann and his team observed were clearly large chimpanzees.
    • Unknown African apes 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Scientists find it easy to explain why we resemble the African apes so closely by pointing out that gorillas, chimpanzees and humans share a common ancestor.
    • The Aquatic Ape Theory--Elaine Morgan 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC www.primitivism.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Others, alive to this objection, say that man is descended from the common ancestor of the chimpanzee, the orang-utang, and the gorilla.^ Scientists find it easy to explain why we resemble the African apes so closely by pointing out that gorillas, chimpanzees and humans share a common ancestor.
    • The Aquatic Ape Theory--Elaine Morgan 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC www.primitivism.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A possible scenario for the evolution of Humans, Bonobos and Chimpanzees from a common ancestor.
    • Apes - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

    ^ While some individuals sleep in trees like normal chimpanzees, others dwell in ground nests more like gorillas.
    • Unknown African apes 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Some "anthropologists" have even indulged in a speculation whether mankind may not have a double or treble origin; the negro being descended from a gorilla-like ancestor, the Chinese from a chimpanzee-like ancestor, and so on.^ Scientists find it easy to explain why we resemble the African apes so closely by pointing out that gorillas, chimpanzees and humans share a common ancestor.
    • The Aquatic Ape Theory--Elaine Morgan 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC www.primitivism.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Some, like Kala and Terzok even have whole chapters devoted to presenting their points of view and perspectives, not only on Tarzan's life, but on their own ape dramas.
    • Apes of theImagination:A Bibliography. 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Deepest thanks to Angus, Aaron, and Julian from Liars (some of you may even have Tour CDs drawn by Julian), and to the ever-awesome Paul Drake.
    • The Apes 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC www.theapes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    These are very fanciful ideas, to be mentioned only to be dismissed. .It was formerly assumed that the human ancestor was "probably arboreal", but the current idea among those who are qualified to form an opinion seems to be that he was a "ground ape", and that the existing apes have developed in the arboreal direction.^ Scientists find it easy to explain why we resemble the African apes so closely by pointing out that gorillas, chimpanzees and humans share a common ancestor.
    • The Aquatic Ape Theory--Elaine Morgan 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC www.primitivism.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Before it there was an animal which was the common ancestor of human and African apes.
    • The Aquatic Ape Theory--Elaine Morgan 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC www.primitivism.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Specify upto 10 locations on any device attached to your PC, and APE will automatically look in those directories each time you specify an image that is not located in the current directory.
    • THE ATARI PERIPHERAL EMULATOR USERS GUIDE 31 January 2010 12:13 UTC www.atarimax.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • Instead of holding on to the Biblical view that we are made in the image of God, we come to realize that we are made in the image of the monkey.^ Flanders : "They're telling people we descended from a pack of apes" PhD in Truthology : "If man evolved from monkeys, there'd be evidence" He holds up a picture depicting evolution beginning with apes Caption on picture: APES Clarice Drummond : "And you are positive that man and ape cannot be related?"
    • The Simpsons Archive: Apes-A-Poppin'! 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC www.snpp.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We then made them perform some tasks...in Planet Of The Apes, this is the real deal.
    • monkey Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about monkey 10 January 2010 7:33 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Man was not the son of a monkey He was made by Gods own hand and he never lived up in a coconut tree he was formed up on the land.
    • Ape Puppets Axtell Expressions | Chimpanzee Puppet, Orangutan Puppet, Gorilla Puppet | Latex Ape Puppets 10 September 2009 21:39 UTC www.axtell.com [Source type: General]

    • Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living, (1937), p. 36

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Monkeys
File:Gibraltar Barbary
A Barbary Macaque monkey (Macaca sylvanus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorrhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
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Approximate worldwide distribution of monkeys.
Families

Cebidae
Aotidae
Pitheciidae
Atelidae
Cercopithecidae

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Worldwide range of monkeys.

Monkeys are mammals that are in a group called primates. Apes are not monkeys.[1] They are clever, social animals who are famous for climbing trees easily. Almost every monkey has a tail, even if it is very short.[2]

There are many different kinds of monkeys. Some monkeys live in trees, others live on the ground. Different primate families eat fruit, leaves, insects, flowers, small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, crabs or even other monkeys. They can be kept as pets but due to their high intelligence and advanced emotional needs are not suggested. Monkeys can live in forests, savannahs, deserts even in snowy mountains snub nosed monkey, Japanese Macaque but are commonly found in worlds rainforests except for Australia and New Guinea.

A group of monkeys is called a "troop" of monkeys or a "tribe" of monkeys.

Some monkeys are very small, about 15 cm long and 120 g in weight, while other monkeys can be very big, about 1 meter long and 35 kg in weight.

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Where they live

There are two groups of monkeys that live in different places: the New World Monkeys in South America and the Old World Monkeys from Africa and Asia.[3] New World Monkeys are often smaller than Old World Monkeys.[4] Monkeys have long arms and legs to help them swing from trees. Some monkeys' tails can wrap tightly around branches, almost like a "fifth limb".[4] Most monkeys are arboreal (live in the trees), but some live on the ground.[3]

Smallest monkey

The smallest known monkey is the Pygmy Marmoset. It is about 14-16cm in size (without the tail). It weighs about 120 grams. It lives in the treetops of rainforests in Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador. The largest known monkey is the Mandrill. It can grow to about 1 m in size. Adults weigh up to 35 kg.

Origin

The word monkey might have come from a popular German story, "Roman de Renart" (Reynard the Fox). In there, the name of the son of Martin the Ape is Moneke.[5]

As food

In Africa, monkeys can be sold as "bushmeat" (meat of wild animals).[6] Monkey brains are eaten in some parts of Africa, South Asia, and China.[7]

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