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Next Birmingham Salon: Just Another Ape?


Wednesday 8 December
6.30 - 8.15pm The Studio, Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP

Helene Guldberg will introduce her latest book 'Just Another Ape?'
Imprint Academic (2010)

Today, the belief that human beings are special is distinctly out of
fashion. Almost everyday we are presented with new revelations about
how animals are so much more like us than we ever imagined. The
argument is at its most powerful when it comes to our closest living
relatives - the great apes.

The book up for discussion argues that whatever first impressions
might tell us, apes are really not 'just like us'. Science has
provided strong evidence that the boundaries between us and other
species are vast.

Unless we hold on to the belief in our exceptional abilities we will
never be able to envision or build a better future - in which case we
might as well all be monkeys.


All welcome.

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