Sunday, March 11, 2012

project nim redux

project nim is this crazy documentary about a chimpanzee raised like a human back in the 70s. I first heard about the study in one of my psych classes in undergrad. well, come to find out, there was more to the story than just a research project with a chimpanzee in the center. i won't say more but to point you to netflix or the seattle public library or wherever so you can watch this film.

and then, after watching project nim today and being sufficiently horrified that the whole mess ever happened, i found this article online:

and i know that monkeys and chimpanzees ain'tthe same, (monkees were a music act, rip davy jones, aka artful dodger) but i'm connecting these two stories anyway and closing this entry out with this song: