African chimps decline ‘alarming’


BBC Science & Environment: “The population of the endangered West African chimpanzees in Ivory Coast has fallen by about 90% in less than 20 years, a study has suggested.

Researchers found 90% fewer nests than a similar audit carried out in 1990, which suggested the chimp population had crashed from 12,000 to about 1,200.”

I mentioned this at breakfast, and the kids calmly shot back with some school-fed bio-jargon that meant, basically, “yeah, well, it’s ok, there’s still some in zoos and private collections” … as if that’s good enough.

Is this the manifest danger of Reductionist dogma taught for science? So obsessed with DNA, they miss the whole-system FUNCTION of the creature?

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