“Sarcasm Seen as Evolutionary Survival Skill”

Yeah, right. I’m sooooooooooooooooooo sure it is.

Neurophysiologist Katherine Rankin at the University of California, San Francisco, has also recently discovered that sarcasm, which is both positively funny and negatively nasty, plays an important part in human social interaction.

Little known fact: Apes Lemurs are very sarcastic. Even lesser known fact: They’d trade it in a minute for opposable thumbs.

How do you resolve sarcasm being an evolutionary skill with creationists? Oh, you mean they weren’t joking?


After taking over Biz Schools, simians set to conquer Hollywood

Three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame have gone to the dogs, so why can’t Cheeta the chimp get some love? The animal actor, whose credits include the 1967 comedy “Dr. Doolittle” and the “Tarzan” movies, is trying for the seventh time to get a sidewalk star and become the first monkey to get the honor. His handlers have launched an online petition to get supporters to urge the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to give him a star in 2009.

I, for one, welcome our new ape overlords.

Petition can be found here.

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