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Are we just talking animals? Frans de Waal re-orients the backwards conversation on animal cognition

Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
By Frans de Waal
W.W. Norton & Co.
320 pp; $35.95

Some people believe it’s so obvious that other animals enjoy thoughts and emotions on par with humans that there’s nothing left for scientists to explain. 829 more words



The Jane Goodall Institute and Conservation Education

The Jane Goodall Institute was born out of Jane Goodall’s desire to work with and educate local people about conservation and to inspire young people to improve the environment.  295 more words


Religion, Atheism, Animals, and Awe

The topic of religion is nigh unavoidable when it comes to studying the concept of awe, but it’s one I did want and intend to avoid, if only because it tends to be controversial ground.  725 more words

Reason for Hope

I just finished reading Reason for Hope by Jane Goodall. Dr. Jane is one of my heroes and her comittment to fighting for the chimpanzees, for the forests, the environment in general, inspires me daily. 1,138 more words

For Love Of Our Planet

Jane Goodall lights a fire in my heart

Last week I was fortunate enough to spend some time in the presence of Dr. Jane Goodall. What an experience it was to listen to her speak. 363 more words