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An American monkey,…after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus was wiser than many men. Options
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An American monkey,…after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus was wiser than many men.

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An American monkey,…after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus was wiser than many men.

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The monkey didn't understand the purpose. Whistle
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Daemon wrote:
An American monkey,…after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus was wiser than many men.

Charles Darwin (1809-1882)


I knew it, we are descended not from apes... They are so wise.
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Daemon wrote:
An American monkey,…after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus was wiser than many men.

Indeed, many American Presidents.


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Man, the only animal that knows shame!Boo hoo! Boo hoo!
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Contest from : The Descent of Man
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Many kinds of monkeys have a strong taste for tea, coffee, and spiritous liquors: they will also, as I have myself seen, smoke tobacco with pleasure. (6. The same tastes are common to some animals much lower in the scale. Mr. A. Nichols informs me that he kept in Queensland, in Australia, three individuals of the Phaseolarctus cinereus; and that, without having been taught in any way, they acquired a strong taste for rum, and for smoking tobacco.) Brehm asserts that the natives of north-eastern Africa catch the wild baboons by exposing vessels with strong beer, by which they are made drunk. He has seen some of these animals, which he kept in confinement, in this state; and he gives a laughable account of their behaviour and strange grimaces. On the following morning they were very cross and dismal; they held their aching heads with both hands, and wore a most pitiable expression: when beer or wine was offered them, they turned away with disgust, but relished the juice of lemons. (7. Brehm, 'Thierleben,' B. i. 1864, s. 75, 86. On the Ateles, s. 105. For other analogous statements, see s. 25, 107.) An American monkey, an Ateles, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus was wiser than many men. These trifling facts prove how similar the nerves of taste must be in monkeys and man, and how similarly their whole nervous system is affected.

http://charles-darwin.classic-literature.co.uk/the-descent-of-man/ebook-page-06.asp

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Well, it takes a lot to get used to it, and probably a whole life to get rid of it thereafter. Mankind is always trying to reach their limits, whether it is wise or not. Pardon my French, I am just a beginner.
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