Monday 20 October 2014
The campaign to give a chimpanzee ‘legal personhood’ is ludicrous.
Friday 17 June 2011
In his attempt to prove that beasts have morals, Dale Peterson airbrushes away all the things that make humans unique in the animal kingdom.
Friday 28 January 2011
Jon Cohen’s new book reminds us that, for all the claims that apes and human beings are ‘98.5 per cent the same’ in terms of genetics, there is still an unfathomable gap between us.
Wednesday 3 November 2010
We have built cities, cured diseases and created art, yet some people think humans are worth no more than apes.
Thursday 19 August 2010
Experts should know better than to claim that great apes can communicate in a similar way to human beings.
Monday 21 June 2010
Guest blog post, Eureka Zone, The Times
Wednesday 5 May 2010
‘Chimps “feel death like humans”‘, the BBC reported last week. And according to Scientific American: ‘Like tool use and self-awareness, distinct grief and mourning might be just one more thing we share with our closest living relatives.‘ No it’s not, says Helene Guldberg.
Thursday 29 April 2010
A handful of chimp mothers carrying around their dead babies is not evidence of ‘human-like’ qualities.
Friday 26 June 2009
A brilliant new book cuts through all the media-oriented research about ‘clever chimps’ using tools, doing maths and feeling human emotions, and reminds us that, in truth, there is nothing remotely human about primates.
Thursday 19 March 2009
This week it was revealed that chimps use sticks to smash open beehives. But there’s nothing remotely ‘human-like’ in such behaviour.
Thursday 22 June 2006
The attack on Japan for continuing to hunt whales is cultural imperialism dressed up in PC lingo.
Friday 2 June 2006
Leading researcher John Martin tells Helene Guldberg why it is morally justifiable to cause heart attacks in rats - and why he isn’t scared of animal rights extremists.
Thursday 3 November 2005
The primatologist Frans de Waal says we should get in touch with ‘our inner ape’. Speak for yourself.
Friday 29 July 2005
In his new book In Defense of Animals, Peter Singer reduces the value of human life to a tick-list of capabilities.
Friday 26 November 2004
We don’t need more laws against animal rights activists, but a more robust defence of animal experimentation.
Tuesday 24 February 2004
The fashion for equating chimps with children is based on a degraded view of humanity and an ignorance about animals.