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2,195.  All people are bloody ignorant apes.  (Life’s Like That & People & Ape)  Samuel Beckett, Waiting For Godot starring Stephen Brennan & Barry McGovern & Johnny Murphy & Sam McGovern et al, director Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Estragon

 

 

4,258.  I reject the idea that humans are superior to other life-forms ... Man is just an ape with an overly developed sense of superiority.  (Humanity & Ape)  Paul Watson, director of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and founder of Greenpeace

 

 

4,496.  Man is an ape with possibilities.  (Man & Ape)  Roy Chapman Andrews

 

 

4,497.  We are apes.  We are African apes.  (Humanity & Ape)  Professor Richard Dawkins, lecture Adelaide Festival 2010

 

 

4,556.  Is man an ape or an angel?  Now I am on the side of the angels.  (Man & Ape & Angel)  Benjamin Disraeli, speech Oxford 25th November 1864

 

 

5,724.  There are almost no important differences between apes and humans.  (Evolution & Human Being & Ape & Primate)  Professor Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan, Cosmos: One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue, 1979

 

 

5,891.  It is harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.  (Evolution & Ape)  H L Mencken, US editor, 1880-1956

 

 

5,933.  Is it on your grandmother’s or grandfather’s side that you are descended from an ape?  (Evolution & Ape)  Soapy Sam Wilberforce, to Thomas Huxley debate

 

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5,936.  I asserted – and I repeat – that a man has no reason to be ashamed of having an ape for his grandfather.  If there were an ancestor whom I should feel shame in recalling it would rather be a man – a man of restless and versatile intellect – who, not content with an equivocal success in his own sphere of activity, plunges into scientific questions with which he has no real acquaintance, only to obscure them by an aimless rhetoric, and distract the attention of his hearers from the real point at issue by eloquent digressions and skilled appeals to religious prejudice.  (Evolution & Ape & Debate & Intellect)  Thomas H Huxley, replying to Soapy Wilberforce

 

 

5,944.  The big mystery of human evolution began ten million years ago ... Back then one kind of creature reigned supreme: the apes.  They were everywhere.  The Earth really was the planet of the apes.  (Evolution & Ape & Human Being & Primate)  Horizon: The Ape that Took Over the World 2001

 

 

6,033.  The story starts millions of years ago with an ape who stood upright and walked.  (Evolution & Human Being & Ape & Primate)  Dr Alice Roberts, Origins of Us: Bones BBC 2011 1/3

 

6,037.  Lucy still appears very ape-like.  And her brain was very similar in size to a chimpanzee’s.  But becoming a walking ape had fundamentally changed the shape of her body.  (Evolution & Human Being & Ape & Primate)  ibid.

 

 

53,544.  I viewed my fellow man not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape.  Desmond Morris

 

 

87,572.  The number of gibbons has fallen to 2,600.  (India & Ape & Primate)  India: Nature's Wonderland I, BBC 2015

 

 

111,654.  Orangutans have an extraordinary ability to use tools … Surprisingly, crows also make tools.  (Animal & Ape & Bird)  Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities s3e2: Curious Minds

 

111,655.  Orangutans are only found in the rainforests of Indonesia, one population in Borneo, and another slightly different one in the island of Sumatra.  (Animal & Ape)  ibid.      

 

 

105,081.  Carried over the remote forests of Bornea is a very preciousu cargo.  Meet Leonora.  She doesn’t know it but she is a pioneer.  With a handful of old friends Leonora is on an adventure into the unknown.  She and her baby boy are leaving behind the security of a lifetime in captivity for a chance of freedom, with a chance for a new life as a truly wild orangutan.  (Primate & Ape & Animal)  Natural World s32e6: Orangutans: The Great Ape Escape, BBC 2013