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Paul Spencer Sochaczewski

Shooting Orangutans and Pondering the Universe

Posted on 25. Jun, 2010 by in Alfred Russel Wallace, Articles

Shooting Orangutans and Pondering the Universe

Alfred Russel Wallace spent 18 lonely months in Sarawak, writing the precursor to his theory of evolution. SANTUBONG, Sarawak, Malaysia Different people react to solitude in different ways. Some people converse with demons and angels. Some folks become truly, giggling-at-midnight mad. Some find enlightenment.  And once in a while a guy who spends too many […]

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The Literate Orangutan

Posted on 25. Jun, 2010 by in Alfred Russel Wallace, Articles

The Literate Orangutan

Trying to teach a red ape to write SEPILOK, Sabah, Malaysia What if we could communicate with other species? What could an orangutan tell us about her life, about her emotions when her rainforest is chopped down, about the rascally behavior of randy adolescent male orangutans? * * * * * I’ve seen orangutans in […]

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