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What Separates Us from Chimps? As It Turns Out, Not Much

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Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2011/02/15/Robert_Sapolsky_Are_Humans_Just_Another_Primate Neurologist Robert Sapolsky explores the genetic differences between humans and chimps, and describes...

What separates us from chimps? Simple: less body hair.
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+KnoxCarbon Not even less body hair, just thinner body hair.
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Vincent Nunez Shared on Google+ · 1 month ago
What Separates Us from Chimps? As It Turns Out, Not Much: http://youtu.be/AzDLkPFjev4
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Momma I'm smell blind
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Sapolsky is incredibly articulated
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What separates us? Answer: Jane Goodall April 3rd 2015 Happy Birthday "What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make."
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I disagree. Quantity does not promote quality.
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I don't think you understand the context of his statement.
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That's not what my wife says.
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Bo Sibbern Shared on Google+ · 7 months ago
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is it possible that SOME PEOPLE are programmed to skip a round or two of neuronal cell division, and pass that trait on to their kids?
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I'll say. I think some people definitely go through more rounds than others but I think a lot of stuff is just learned behviour.
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That fool's hella smart.
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The reason humans don't have bodies covered in fur is because Sapolsky got it all for his chiny chin chin.
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How do we explain their strength? I heard their bone structure is completely different from ours and therefore supports much stronger muscles.
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I think, given our racism, stupid institutionalized myth based belief systems, genecidal tendencies, sexual neurosis, etc. the CHIMPS may demand a recount.
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+Spam'n'egg. I have to disagree strongly with your political point about government. but it's kinda relevant in that if you want the most primal system possible it eventually turns into a governing body anyway----ie. prison politics, strong take control of the weak (wolf packs, croc congregations, elephant seals, etc). About killing power....killing power comes from ingenuity. We haven't been progressively MORE devious....we have merely become more efficient. A nuclear weapon for instance is that tremble-inducing card you pull, implicitly or otherwise, to quell or discourage action from rivals. It would kill more humans in a few seconds than some other animals could in 100 years yeah, but that's a matter of efficiency. 
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For all you morons that though this was science ... Closer examination 6/10/14 spain genetic study shows we are not related at all. and the closes common ancestor is now thought to be 13 million years ago.. leaving 10 million years without any fossil records.... sucks to be you
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+Darwinianmedicine ....AHAHHAHAAAA.... I'M STILL HERE EVOTARDS....AHHAHHAAA
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+M1GOGREEN Now I'm banning this sockpuppet account....loser.
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@oihhow Here's an interesting article on that. Can Chimpanzees Talk h ttp://w ww.alphadictionary.c om/articles/ling002.h tml
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Or, to take it in the opposite direction, take a developing human brain and let it go two or three more rounds of cell division and. . . O_O
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so a chimp brain has all the exact same parts just a 1/3 the size or something??...
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What separates me Tarzan from Cheeta the chimp ? Jane...( damn you Jane leave us alone :>).
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Yes, I heard this before, but this is in greater detail. The gene that codes our brain is only more neurons. That's it.
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It's pretty obvious that chimps are very human like, but just lower IQ, they exhibit everything we think is "human", ie art, tool making, social hierarchy, war, culture, language, etc.. just a more primitive level.. Given the right environment and a few million years you would see human 2.0, though they will probably make the same mistakes.. If he is right and raw brain size is a critical factor then whales would be super intelligent.. They have nearly 2x more brain cells than us..
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Chimps are catching up with us, and pending on whether we destroy everything first they will just keep evolving and learning from their tools usage, just like we did. The ape family ... well it's all our family really, we need to respect that a whole lot more than we do. :) /watch?v=2NZo-KXFcSo
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@huskerdaisy so tribal campfire fairy tales set us apart, great.
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Whales have the largest brains. But I think he meant brain to body ratio.
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There must be something seriously wrong with me because I keep thinking that this video should have at least 27 million hits on it, not 27 thousand.
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ok give us your explanation then dale? wheres your evidence at huh? i mean surely you must have some if your claiming to be smarter than a neurologist giving a lecture at stanford university (your on youtube btw). i mean i dont know shit but i can already guess the answer to your question based on the fact that they have scientific evidence that all humans originated from africa. put 2 and 2 together mate
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There you, as a typical liberal debater go again. You guys stretch another man's words to a point that is untrue. 1. I never claimed to be smarter that the neuroscientist. 2. Fact: Whether you like it or not, the average pure African brain is significantly smaller(around 100cc) and lighter(by almost an oz.) than White or East Asian(Japanese or Korean) brains. These are brains of the SAME SPECIES, which is significant. Now, these facts are readily available but not widely spoken. Check Google.
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one word....makeover. Is it 1819 or 2011. Blah... blah... blah...Concentrate on counting cards....Vegas baby.
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u can't find the answer to god in this science u have to look at physic's 4 that answer this science will only answer how life is connected between animals
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I have THREE bachelor degrees, in addition to a Doctor of Chiropractic degree with which I practiced for years in a successful practice in New Orleans. Yes, I'm extremely disappointed we have a Marxist in the White House which hates this country and is hell-bent on destroying it. We have never had such an anti-American fifth columnist is office that was elected by such a coalition of low-information voters in the history of this country. I've run out of room.
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@currishev U AINT THA' BOSS OF ME!!, TONY DANZA IS THE BOSS!!
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@Violent2aShadow That's just a stupid remark. Get over it.
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He somehow reminds me of thunderf00t
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evolution is how we got where we are...nothing more...1.1% difference in DNA accounts for the differences...
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Some in the academic World you would least suspect have serious questions about Blacks being fully evolved humans. I have a degree in biology. Our prof. in Human Evolution(a junior level biology course) taught our all-White class that Blacks are approximately 80,000 years behind Whites and Asians in terms of full evolution. This was back in the mid-1970's.
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have you seen lbino apes with white hair and blue eyes?
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@dewinthemorning By reacting to the environment I might add.
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ok then your data is fucked up, mri's do not measure iqs,and yes there are many reasons as to why rich white people go to the moon and poor black people live in huts, it's called greed, oppression, wickedness. Europeans lived in mud huts when the chinese, persian, african, mayan, indian civilizations were already mature and prosperous. the dominance of western culture is very recent and may not be around for very long given its self destructive tendencies.
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is this guy babling i cant focas on the answere
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flat foot verses curling tongue = WW3. Memory banks verses emotional cognition = WW3 Right hemisphere verses Left hemisphere = WW3.
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@Dale Andrews, you are such an Ignorant, narrow minded person i have ever came across! I pity you and the hatred you got in you. all humans originated from africa wether u like or not period! fucking racist!! That kind of hatred within you toward us will never benefit you in anyway, du Arsch lock!!
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does this apply to sociality at the moment
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That small portions is HUGE! iT IS THE ABILITY TO SEED AFTER AND WORSHIP GOD/1 THESE DIFFERENCES MAKE THE DIFFERENCES. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS SIMPLISTIC VIEW. Next these people will want to give Constitutional rights! Intellectual pride leads to ignorance.
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@slowmopoke One who writes "I aint ... to no .." really is related to chimps in term of the literacy.
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What separates Man from the Animal. Animal's smell . . . But WE SWEAT MORE! *pumps fist triumphantly* YEAAAH!
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You're saying that people who do biomedical research deal with evolution directly? I would be quite surprised by this. Much more likely, they deal with anatomy and physiology directly, and evolution only in an explanatory sense. Your thought process sounds like believing that you can't check your email if you think computers work through magic rather than being abstractions of ones and zeros. And I don't understand your second point. Are you saying no creationists are motivated to do science?
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my 10th grade english teacher had hair EVERYWHERE like down to the 2nd knuckle on his hand, and coming up out of his shirt collar. it was so disturbing....
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There isn't a gene for every preferance or inclination in humans. Neurons do all this networking on their own.
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@skingbinsane you have to know a lot about what stone does under pressure and tension and how it bends, the optimal mixture of cement, acoustics for sermons and so forth. Their construction is an experiment, and you can hardly blame them for not having particle accelerators
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Your statement almost made me doubt the necessity of freedom speach. Your ignorance and fear has blinded you. You are a perfect example that our brain size gives us a great potential.. but that this potential isn't always reached. I find it really hard to fight the hatred you have summed within me.
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Are you kidding me? There is extreme heat, droughts which can last for years or even decades, large apex predators such as crocodiles and lions, dangerous snakes such as the Puff Adder and Black Mamba, and constant famines which can be traced back as being a regular thing for thousands of years. For the Africans to have survived such a hostile environment, virtually isolated, is a testament of their intellect.
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The commonly accepted belief among evolutionists in modern times is that man and ape evolved from a common ancestor, with Chimpanzees being more like a distant cousin species rather than what this video represents it as. I am not an adherent to Darwin's theory (I used to be years ago, until I found one of his main motives was to ignite genocide of "uncivilized races of man" and that "It is our duty to not let the uncivilized races of the world breed like dogs").
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@skingbinsane I was talking to angelwhite about the nature of science in the medieval period not about the existence of god. why did you think i was talking about the existence of god?
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@Valoric0 Christian Science also explains things with magic, arrives at its conclusion before even knowing what the evidence is, advances itself in courtrooms rather than laboratories, and publishes to no peer reviewed journals. So yes, Christian Science is an oxymoron.
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I found it funny when he was talking about human hair length.
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Holy Shit... This man has mastered the English language.
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I don't think many here would dispute this, I was just making the point that Creationists and Christians who do science are not Christian (or Muslim or whatever) scientists, because the principles are based in Science not religion (e.g. I'm a programmer, not an atheist programmer -- the two are disjoint). But I also think it's disingenuous to assume that scientists are never religious.
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I agree, some people push freedom of speech too far. There have been many great African American Scientists, and for the African Race to have survived in Africa for so long despite the deadly fauna and harsh weather conditions is truly a sign that they are equal in intellect to the European man.
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@Raxarax Christian Science is different from mainstream Christianity in many ways. From what I've seen Christian Science Monitor is fairly liberal. Also, I believe almost every mainstream Christian denomination accepts or at least allows for evolution at this point.
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What separates us from chimps? Sarah Palin.
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@McPrfctday Then watch the video link & then comment. I say "catching up" merely in the sense that they are doing what we homo sapiens seem to have done in our past. They are using tools, they are eating a mixture of different foods, including meat, they have detailed social systems. As you know, evaluation wise nothing is static, why are you then making the assumption that they may not have the ability to evolve to something more complex than what they are now given adequate time?
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Oh good lord. No, the brains of Africans are identical to the brains of europeans in every way. They are the same size (relative, always, to body size.) The genes that are different control skin color, hair texture, facial features, and resistance or proclivity to certain illnesses. That is all. Time and again it has been proven that the genes that cause skin color do nothing but control skin color. Now stop wasting time and iron your sheets for your meeting tonight.
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Whites in the U.S. have higher IQ's than their African counterparts due to their admixture of White genes. This is not a subject for debate. MRI's tell the story. It is a very sensitive subject. There are reasons why Whites walk on the moon and Africans live in mud huts. Intelligence differences are vast. The majority of difference lies in the undevelopment of the frontal lobes of the Blacks. It is readily available info, and comes as no surprise. Like I said, don't argue with me, but the data.
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@fr3d420 That can be true. Good sex may be better than bad sex.. but more sex is ALWAYS better than less sex.
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I mean come on people, Its pretty obvious we're pretty similar to chimps
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Don't worry, no one will agree with Dale anyways, except for people already identical to him.
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@EdgePitSwing HE IS AN AMERICAN !! OF CURSE HE MASTERED IT SINCE HE WAS A KID
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I think this is the guy who did a really brilliant piece on toxoplasmosis.
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@ddnguyen278 Whales could be viewed as having a much more evolved life than humans. The majority of the planet's surface is water and they have adapted perfectly to it. We know they communicate over vast distances in a recognizably sophisticated language, and yet we assume they know nothing compared to we, "the chosen". In evolutionary terms humans are a relatively new and demonstrably crudely invasive species.
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@HitmarkJ Youtube comments can often be associated with screaming, biting, and throwing things. Also, don't forget masturbating.
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@HToothrot Yes... the church has suppressed science for hundreds of years. Galileo was forced to recant his theory and placed under house arrest for the remainder of his life. If it wasn't for religion science would have developed much faster.
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Evolution is not like that... anyway the most derivate humans supposedly are the asians and native americans... but you cannot say who is most evolved. Evolution is not teleological
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I could've told ya that! Exhibit A: George W. Bush
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Agreed. Natural Selection takes thousands of years and molds a race to adapt to their environment. Lighter skin was an adaptation to let more sunlight be absorbed because of lower sunlight. That racial change took eons. Black skin was an adaptation that took equally as long. In addition, Whites in Europe were forced to have smaller families as well, due to scarcity of food to feed those families. I highly suggest you read an exhaustively researched book by David Duke called "My Awaking". Amazon.
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Nurture versus Nature separates humansBeingHuman from chimps. The more synapses in neurons of memory.. Like the collective conciousness shared here in photons of light... ; D
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so is there a mention of our other equidistant cousin bonobo monkeys?
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Chimps should have rights. I've heard a chimp has been impregnanted with human sperm and the baby was aborted at standford. If humans can get them pregnant, shouldn't they have civil rights?
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@rwcbanzai "Nurture versus Nature separates humansBeingHuman from chimps." nurture IS nature. humans aren't special in the fact that we nurture our young. for an example, go run at a bear cub and you'll see an animal take care of it's young.
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what separates us from chimps? Only God's image!
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This video tells me that scientists pursuing gene manipulation might soon produce a real Red Peter and/or Ishmael and that will be another scientific tragedy created by unchecked hubris IMO. Also clear from this video is that chimps don't have the pseudo-gene for unchecked growth of facial hair. So they don't need whisker trimming scissors. Obviously this isn't true for humans.
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@skingbinsane but look at the construction of cathedrals. you cant tell me there is no application of science in their remarkable architecture.
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I always knew this! Humans are nodifferent from any animals, they are just a lot smarter - only idiots believe that people are somehow different from apes, mammals, they are in a same group of people who can't accept that evolution, just a much more modest.
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@AdamBomb669 Dude Christian Science isn't an oxymoron! Accept the fact that millions of "facts" that comes from the Bible... The only difference between it and Genuine Science is that Christian Science is unfalsifiable whereas the other is not. Thats why CScience held us BACK & Modern Science moves us forward!
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@HToothrot So masons built many beautiful structures... so this proves existence of god? your grasping for straws.
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‪Human body‬ From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The draft sequence of the common chimpanzee genome published in the summer 2005 showed the regions that are similar enough to be aligned with one another account for 2400 million of the human genome’s 3164.7 million bases[19] – that is, 75.8% of the genome. This 75.8% of the human genome is 1.23% different from the chimpanzee genome in single nucleotide polymorphisms[19] (changes of single DNA “letters” in the genome). Another....
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Not saying microevolution doesn't happen, animals do adapt, but new genes don't just magically appear, they rearrange what's already there. If anything, the fact animals adapt is a testament that they were designed to survive, and if you ask me, there is a greater being behind the complexity of earth and it's flora and fauna. Animals can only adapt and micro-evolve so much before they can't go any further. Hence why we have no recorded incidents in labs of animals going through macroevolution.
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what seperates me from chimps is a set of bars and a 30-06 .
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I guess scientists might find more differences once the epigenome project and mapping of protein interactomes in human body is completed.
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@anthonyww713 Well, I imagine it would; after all, the 'records' were developed after civilization came about...so...it'd be rather strange to find them covering events pre-civilization. You don't sound like you've ever stepped foot outside to be perfectly honest.
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Go to 17:10 minutes in. The person responsible for mapping the human genome, Craig Venter, says something completely different to what this clown states. 1-2% between HUMANS 5-6% between chimps and humans
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It would be interesting, if not ethically questionable, to attempt to do that.
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This kind of college professor nihilism is monotonous to most thinking people ...more lost ramblings of a close-minded irreligionist pagan drone. The gentleman depicted needs to go to an Italian barber as soon as possible and fix all that stuff up. Why not post videos that depict images of nature or something? Growing a bizarre beard and speaking about esoteric topics does not justify one's inflated tax-payer backed salary. This is a waste of time.
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