Tag Archives: Empathy

What is it like to be a bat? Ask David Kish!

The philosopher Thomas Nagel posed, and prematurely answered, a question that has vexed philosophers and animal scientists ever since: what is it like to be a bat? A mammal not so very distantly related to us (our nearest living non-primate … Continue reading

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Apes on Film | Project Nim vs Rise of the Planet of the Apes

This week saw the back-to-back UK release of two films about signing apes raised in human families: Project Nim and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Nim is a documentary aimed at the arthouse audience (very Erroll Morris style … Continue reading

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