The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed May 21, 2014

"The Third Chimpanzee For Young People: On The Evolution And Future Of The Human Animal"


  At some point during the last 100,000 years, humans began exhibiting traits and behavior that distinguished us from other animals, eventually creating language, art, religion, bicycles, spacecraft, and nuclear weapons—all within a heartbeat of evolutionary time. Now, faced with the threat of nuclear weapons and the effects of climate change, it seems our innate tendencies for violence and invention have led us to a crucial tipping point. Where did these traits come from? Are they part of our species immutable destiny? Or is there hope for our species’ future if we change?

With fascinating facts and his unparalleled readability, Jared Diamond intended his book, The Third Chimpanzee for Young People: On the Evolution and Future of the Human Animal, to improve the world that today’s young people will inherit.

New York News
1:23 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

Albany Law School Prof. Offers Thoughts On Legal Battle For Gloversville Chimp

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An article recently published in The New York Times Magazine brought national attention to the

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