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It is an uncomfortable fact to acknowledge, even for some die-hard evolutionists, that people kept interbreeding with the ancestors of chimpanzees for millions of years, multiples of generations, even as our ancestors began to move away from the root ape lineage.
The thought of our ancestral "grammas and grampas" inheriting and donating genetic material with Bonzo just feels wrong.
But that is bad analysis; a moralistic "ick factor" weighted against the measure of reality. Proto-chimps and proto-humans were not hybridising to create an unholy chimera against the rules of some dogmatic "nature"; they were two separate, but overlapping populations emerging from an older, extinct ancestor on the basis of reproduction mechanics. That does not preclude a design, there is simply no evidence-for or need-for, design, in species and speciation.
Mercifully, we are no longer able to interbreed with the chimpanzee. Imagine the embarassment that a liger's mother must feel.
Acrylic on unstretched canvas. 2011. approx 24" H x 26" W ; 2 coats acrylic matte sealer.
It has been confirmed (apparently), that the Neanderthal swapped genetic input with Europeans, but not contemporary African humans. They didn't go for the whole "caveman" thing... apparently. Not into Bears, so much, back then.
Forget that noise; that's not even the most scary, interesting human evolutionary information to come down the pipe in these, the last years of the Mayan Calendar.
The bestest and most-inspiring mindfuck, for me, is the near-certainty that there were 2 or 3 other "human species" coexisting with us, as late as 30,000 - 50,000(?) years ago. Homo Floresiensis "Hobbit", "Woman X", Neanderthal and -possibly- Homo Erectus.
Throw in the contemporaneous, giant, temperate Orangutang at the end of the Old World and at the gates of the New World, Gigantopithecus [aka BigFoot] and it is no wonder that our dreams, fears, archetypal stories and nightmares are filled with Aliens, Strangers, Ghosts, Demons and other hairy, striding, all-too-familiar Monsters.
Your meat is identical to that of the mouse. That doesn't mean that you should f*#@ it. Bonobos are sexually proficient and promiscuous, you could probably train one to boink you, but it would be expensive. Afterwards, there is no guarantee that the beast still won't bite off your face, because: they are not monogamous.
They are alot like us.
(Update, 1430 hours. Editors note: I have no idea where this thought was going, or what it has to do with "2011", so I am electing to finish here, with the following thought: Those folks across the water and down the street are all in our family. That's what a species is... a giant family.)
The impending Ryan McMahon/Clarence Two Toes/RedManLaughing podcast-themed interview/inquisition/bare-knuckle powwow continues to impend.
The semi-official #ZABRW (ZzorhnAndBingoRageWandercast) Media testscreen. Acrylic on unstretched canvas, 2011.
I haven't started cutting [Part 2] of #ZABRW S01Ep14, yet. I am... listening to Joe Rogan's podcast, Episode #166. It is so reassuring to listen to another germinating fruit of the psychedelic reawakening of of North America. The right-wing nutjobs of this world would hold that it is imperative to stomp out civil rights, due process and the ability to publicly disagree with the system; much of the overall human progress achieved and lost in the last hundred years.
Joe Rogan battles against the douchebags for us and takes direction from his followers; embraces and respects them...
Listening to the Joe Rogan podcast, the Deathsquad.TV Network, the Marc Maron WTF podcast and Kevin Smith's Smodcast Network has become, amongst other things, an emerging masterclass in comedy and the comedian's art. A window on the behind-the-scenes, philospohical conversation about entertainment and the wider culture.
The Zzorhn And BingoRage Wandercast
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Art "resale royalties", do they help or hurt artists?
"... the right to 5 percent of a later sale is like a lottery ticket — and like lottery tickets, the vast majority of ticket holders walk away worse off. And the net effect is to transfer wealth from unsuccessful artists (the lottery losers) to successful artists (the lottery winners)."
Regardless of the effect upon painters and sculptors; my fear is that this could be some sort of Trojan horse for "Big Copyright" to start imposing fees on derivative works, which will be pursued with a policing fury and judicial consent that the average paint spiller cannot afford to pursue their righteous pittance claim. Suck it, "Shartists" (sheeple artists) Copyright and TradeMark of BrokenVultureArt/BingoRageStudio.
The only artists that this kind of financial device may benefit are "1 percenter" artists (whom do not need the extra loot), "wannabe 1 percenter" artists who could use a little boost, corporate intellectual property speculators, lobbyists and willfully ignorant legislators.
Do not feel alarmed; this is how most corporate money is created nowadays: finding or creating new rules to tweak, new loopholes to explore, greasing the skids and lying about malfeasance.
Happy New Year.