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Human | Animal | Meaning

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The This American Life podcast this week had an interesting "act" about a couple who raised a chimp (Lucy) as a human until Lucy was too big and strong to live with them and moved to an island off the coast of Gambia where a woman acted like a chimp in order to teach Lucy to be a chimp. The story raised a lot of the questions we have been discussing about human/ animal relationships as well as meaning. Was the relationship between Lucy and her "parents" and then Lucy and Janis, the woman who taught her to be a chimp, a meaningful one?


You can listen to the episode for free here:

The name of the episode is Parent Trap and this story begins at around 25 minutes in





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