If the human race was to die out and Apes survived, the human race would be able to make a comeback…right? NO! If we truly evolved from Apes, then there should be a high probability that a monkey would give birth to a human. In addition, if evolution were real, why do we not see Apes turning into humans now in today’s time?
Bonobo poop matters. Well, maybe not the poop itself, but what’s in it.
You see, bonobos eat a lot of fruit, and fruit contains seeds. Those seeds travel through a bonobo’s digestive system while the bonobo itself travels through the landscape. A few hours later, the seeds end up being deposited far from where the fruits were plucked. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is where new trees come from.
But what if there were no apes? A new study published February 27 in the journal Oryx found that many tree and plant species in the Democratic Republic of the Congo rely almost exclusively on bonobos for seed dispersal. In the LuiKotale forest, where the study was conducted, 18 plant species were completely unable to reproduce if their seeds did not first travel through a bonobo’s guts. According to the paper if the bonobos disappeared, the plants would also likely go extinct.
Bräuer, J., Kaminski, J., Riedel, J., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2006). Making inferences about the location of hidden food: social dog, causal ape. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 120(1), 38.
Does this surprise you?
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“Each sculpture is a living, sophisticated evolution of the traditional ‘stuffed topiary technique,” states the Garden. “Thousands of meticulously groomed annuals are planted into soil-and-sphagnum moss filled netting covering the steel forms – hidden works of artisanship themselves – to carpet the skeletons in colorful patterns. Complex irrigation systems beneath the surface of the sculptures allow the plants to grow – and the creatures to flourish – in Atlanta’s summer heat.”
Entitled Imaginary Worlds, the exhibition features 28 living, growing sculptures, including an amazing pink unicorn and at least two different ape species (Less talk, more topiary monkeys!), and runs through October 2014.