Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
poliphilo

I Heart Gorillas

There was a picture in the paper yesterday of a wild Gorilla wading through a stream. And the big news is that she was using a walking stick.

As the author of the accompanying article, Desmond Morris, said, what we are seeing here is the beginnings of "gorilla technology".

Does this mean that if gorillas are left alone (which they won't be) they will eventually (after several million years) get round to inventing the wheel, the toasting fork and the electric door chime?

Yes. Probably.

Gorillas are peaceable creatures. Vegetarian too. Just imagine the civilisation they might have created if they'd got to the walking stick before us.
Subscribe

  • Iodine And Salt

    When I was merely a vegetarian I used to allow myself to eat fish- so, although I called myself a vegetarian, I was actually a pescatarian. The…

  • I Love The Smell Of Pig In The Morning

    I walked out into the field this morning and smelled pig farm. Or maybe it was somebody muck-spreading. Either way it had me thinking about pork…

  • Shrooms

    Ailz put an app on my phone which allows me to identify fungi. It's a very cautious app and only tells me that certain specimens are…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 16 comments

  • Iodine And Salt

    When I was merely a vegetarian I used to allow myself to eat fish- so, although I called myself a vegetarian, I was actually a pescatarian. The…

  • I Love The Smell Of Pig In The Morning

    I walked out into the field this morning and smelled pig farm. Or maybe it was somebody muck-spreading. Either way it had me thinking about pork…

  • Shrooms

    Ailz put an app on my phone which allows me to identify fungi. It's a very cautious app and only tells me that certain specimens are…