This is the third time we’ve written about this. The last time was Klinghoffer “Ain’t No Kin” Again. Today we hear the same message from David Klinghoffer, a Discoveroid “senior fellow” (i.e., flaming, full-blown creationist).
Notwithstanding the fact that he eagerly functions as the Discovery Institute’s journalistic slasher and poo flinger, he apparently thinks he was created in the divine image of the intelligent designer — blessed be he! — and, to borrow a phrase from Planet of the Apes, he ain’t no kin to no damn dirty ape! (Click on it; the video lasts only 5 seconds.)
Klinghoffer’s latest at the Discoveroids’ creationist blog is Chimps “Grieve” for a Lost Loved One, Just Like People? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
The BBC offers video proof that chimps “grieve” for their dead, just like people. And maybe they do. But from the highlights reel published online, I’m skeptical:
Klinghoffer was skeptical long before he saw that video. He quotes a bit from it, including this:
A unique, remarkable and intimate film may change the way we think about animals, and their ability to feel grief. The newly-published film captures the solemn reactions of a group of chimpanzees who discover the dead body of a friend. For 20 minutes, the chimpanzees quietly gather around their friend, despite offers of food to tempt them away. They gently touch and sniff his body, with chimps who were closer friends with the deceased appearing to be the most upset.
We’re not surprised at that behavior in chimps. Other animals do it too. Everyone has heard about the grieving dogs go through when their owner dies, and because we have two dogs at a time, we’ve seen how they grieve when one they’ve been with a long time gets old and is gone forever. But Klinghoffer scoffs:
Of course it’s another attempt to undermine our intuition [Hee hee!] that human beings are unique, including in our reactions to death. Grief over permanent loss, registered immediately upon viewing the body of a fallen comrade, implies an understanding of time and of relationships that I’m not sure chimps possess.
Discoveroid intuition is vastly superior to evidence. Let’s read on:
[A]s an experiment, try this. First, watch the video as it’s presented. Then watch it again with the sound muted.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh — an experiment! [*End Drool Mode*] Klinghoffer continues:
You’ll notice a quiet but highly suggestive piano accompaniment. The credits at the end attribute the musical soundtrack to one Jason Rebello. The song is titled “Why Did She Go,” and it is described by its publisher, Audio Network Limited, as a “Slow and vulnerable piano solo.”
That’s an astounding discovery! But what does it mean? The post ends with Klinghoffer’s scientific conclusion:
The chimps may be “vulnerable” too in the wake of their loss, but without the contribution of Mr. Rebello, intended to convey and evoke human emotions, the impression of “grieving” is greatly diminished.
Once again, the Darwinists have been caught faking their evidence. Good work, Klinghoffer!
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