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Our Primate Ancestors and Alcohol Consumption

By Andrew Curry, Writer [1] From our modern point of view, ethanol has one very compelling property:  It makes us feel good.  Ethanol helps release serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins in the brain, chemicals that make us happy and less anxious. … Continue reading

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Orangutans: Struggling to Survive

By Mel White, Author [1] Unlike gorillas and chimpanzees, orangutans live mostly solitary lives.  They spend nearly all their time in the treetops, they wander widely, and for the most part they inhabit rugged forest or swampy lowlands that’s hard … Continue reading

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Eastern Gorillas Are Now on the Critically Endangered List

By Caleb Jones, The Associated Press [1] The world’s largest living primate has been listed as critically endangered, making 4 of the 6 great ape species only one step away from extinction, according to a report released Sunday at the … Continue reading

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Stop Shooting Gorillas, Grant Them Personhood Rights

Humans are classified by biologists as Great Apes, along with orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos.  Geneticists inform us that we humans share 98 percent of our DNA with chimps. Yet all the Great Apes, besides humans, are in jeopardy.  They … Continue reading

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Incredible Tale of a Lowland Gorilla

“Tired Road Warrior” has a strong commitment to supporting activities that are trying to save the Great Apes.  The following story and video is truly incredible: Conservationist Damian Aspinal raised Kwibi, a lowland gorilla, since the day he was born. … Continue reading

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My Most Popular Posts at

For the last 3-1/2 years, I’ve written 12 blog posts for the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (  Here is a breakdown of the popularity (title; hits; and comments) of the top 5. “The Intersection of Mormonism and Transhumanism;” … Continue reading

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What Are Our Responsibilities as Co-creators of the Earth?

I have frequently made the argument that we are co-creators of the Earth.  In the past, I have largely made this argument to justify Mormon environmentalism.  But being co-creators could mean so much more.  It could also mean enhancing the … Continue reading

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