For what it’s worth, there’s a story going around about a macaque in an Israeli zoo started walking on its hind legs after a near-death experience (see MSNBC News and picture). One news source is calling it a missing link, another claiming the strange behavior is due to brain damage.
This calls for a monkey riddle.
Q: If humans evolved from apes, why do we still have apes?
A: Some of them had a choice.
Paleoanthropologists make a big deal out of finding alleged ancestors that walked upright. Big deal; chimps can walk upright sometimes. Some people can walk on all fours. It only takes a chiropractic trick to make an ape-man walk upright; didn’t they see Ringo Starr, John Matuczak and Shelley Long in “Cave Man”? Maybe Natasha will stimulate a new theory that walking upright is a result of brain damage. Find a monkey that can type Shakespeare and we’ll pay attention (see 05/12/2003 headline).