Posts Tagged ‘Sentience’

Andrea writes:

Is it true that monkeys have been known to kill themselves? If that is true, do you think suicide is an animal instinct or are monkeys becoming more human? I heard about monkeys killing themselves in the Jonestown documentary. A woman was talking about how her sister got involved in the people’s temple. She said her sister had a monkey that had killed itself (a little pet monkey like Marcel from friends). After the monkey killed itself she met with Jones to get some grief counseling and the rest is sad history.

My, that’s a cheery question! It is an interesting one however, so let’s see what we can make of it.



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