Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Chimp Challenge

At least they're being honest about having no ideas to improve the country.

Republican ideology brought to you by New Coke.

"That will take repetition" meaning "If you tell a lie long enough people start to believe it".

GOP Rep: “Our Goal Is To Bring Down Approval Numbers” For Dems | The Plum Line:

"“We will lose on legislation. But we will win the message war every day, and every week, until November 2010,” said Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., an outspoken conservative who has participated on the GOP message teams. “Our goal is to bring down approval numbers for [Speaker Nancy] Pelosi and for House Democrats. That will take repetition. This is a marathon, not a sprint.”"

This is about as 'not good' as it gets.

Carbon emissions creating acidic oceans not seen since dinosaurs | Environment | guardian.co.uk:

"Human pollution is turning the seas into acid so quickly that the coming decades will recreate conditions not seen on Earth since the time of the dinosaurs, scientists will warn today.

The rapid acidification is caused by the massive amounts of carbon dioxide belched from chimneys and exhausts that dissolve in the ocean. The chemical change is placing 'unprecedented' pressure on marine life such as shellfish and lobsters and could cause widespread extinctions, the experts say."

Vindictive. Grudge-holding. Weapons stash. Premeditated mayhem.

And some say we didn't evolve from chimps.

Study: Belligerent chimp proves animals make plans:

"A canny chimpanzee who calmly collected a stash of rocks and then hurled them at zoo visitors in fits of rage has confirmed that apes can plan ahead just like humans, a Swedish study said Monday. Santino the chimpanzee's anti-social behavior stunned both visitors and keepers at the Furuvik Zoo but fascinated researchers because it was so carefully prepared.

According to a report in the journal Current Biology, the 31-year-old alpha male started building his weapons cache in the morning before the zoo opened, collecting rocks and knocking out disks from concrete boulders inside his enclosure. He waited until around midday before he unleashed a 'hailstorm' of rocks against visitors, the study said."

It is not 'survival of the fittest'. It is survival of the most adaptable.

The secret of long life? It's all down to how fast you react | Mail Online



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