skunkbear:

The recent release of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" reminded me of one of my favorite ape vs. man films – this 1932 video that shows a baby chimpanzee and a baby human undergoing the same basic psychological tests.

Its gets weirder – the human baby (Donald) and the chimpanzee baby (Gua) were both raised as humans by their biological/adopted father Winthrop Niles Kellogg.  Kellogg was a comparative psychologist fascinated by the interplay between nature and nurture, and he devised a fascinating (and questionably ethical) experiment to study it:

Suppose an anthropoid were taken into a typical human family at the day of birth and reared as a child. Suppose he were fed upon a bottle, clothed, washed, bathed, fondled, and given a characteristically human environment; that he were spoken to like the human infant from the moment of parturition; that he had an adopted human mother and an adopted human father.

First, Kellogg had to convince his pregnant wife he wasn’t crazy:

 …the enthusiasm of one of us met with so much resistance from the other that it appeared likely we could never come to an agreement upon whether or not we should even attempt such an undertaking.

She apparently gave in, because Donald and Gua were raised, for nine months, as brother and sister. Much like Caesar in the “Planet of the Apes” movies, Gua developed faster than her “brother,” and often outperformed him in tasks. But she soon hit a cognitive wall, and the experiment came to an end. (Probably for the best, as Donald had begun to speak chimpanzee.)

You can read more about Kellogg’s experiment, its legacy, and public reaction to it here.

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moralanarchism:

priceofliberty:

You won’t see a single American deride CNN the way they dismiss RT.

Always love when Joe Rogan has Amber Lyon on his show.  Such fantastic interviews.

moralanarchism:

priceofliberty:

You won’t see a single American deride CNN the way they dismiss RT.

Always love when Joe Rogan has Amber Lyon on his show.  Such fantastic interviews.

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jpg816:

ace-pervert:

acidic-taco:

mfw

Can anyone confirm these?

Checked the bottom one quickly:

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2003/06/carey-roberts/the-deadbeat-dads-dilemma/

http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19901216&slug=1109727

Is this true? I see that articles, but does this happen normally or is this just angry people who are the exception?

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We have to get over the idea that you have a right to not be offended.
Penn Jillette (via whittneydoll)

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dirtymaxkindagirl:

The cat Hunger Games

dirtymaxkindagirl:

The cat Hunger Games

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Chris Evans’ mom said his character in The Losers (Jake Jensen) is the most like Chris in real life.

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do-feminists-kno:

Source:
Family Violence in Canada:A Statistical Profile (2000). Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics. - Statistics Canada, General Social Survey 1999http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-224-x/85-224-x2000000-eng.pdf

do-feminists-kno:

Source:

Family Violence in Canada:
A Statistical Profile (2000). Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics. - Statistics Canada, General Social Survey 1999

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-224-x/85-224-x2000000-eng.pdf

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horsemannumber0:

sweetpretending:

rakeeshsorrel:

megustamemes:

[TL;DR of your country’s history] [maps via think0]

I can vouch that the History of Canada is entirely 100% accurate.

australia; spot on. 

America; 1000000000000000000000% accurate.

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