Category Archives: great apes

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 IEET.org

For the last 3-1/2 years, I’ve written 12 blog posts for the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (ieet.org).  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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Jane Goodall: Five Defining Moments in Her Life

Jane Goodall just celebrated her 80th birthday (April 3, 2014).  In February, I was a spectator/participant at a pre-birthday party for her on a small island in Lake Victory (located just off the coast of Uganda).  I got to sing … Continue reading

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Granting “Personhood” Status for Great Apes

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

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Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Uganda’s Jurassic Park

Last Sunday, I traveled to the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Lake Victory, near Entebbe, Uganda.  I really didn’t know what to expect; I had done little preparation. After a half-hour boat journey, we arrived at the island.  After a … Continue reading

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Singing “Happy Birthday” to Jane Goodall in Uganda

This morning, I took a boat ride on Lake Victory to visit the island of Ngamba, a chimpanzee reserve.  After we arrived on the island, we were given a short orientation, and then given a few minutes to walk around … Continue reading

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