March 6, 2011 1 Comment
Apparently when one of a lifelong mating pair of gorillas die in a zoo, the widowed female gorilla becomes inconsolable. Thats the case in a zoo in Seoul currently.
OK. I’m not even going to take the five seconds it takes to wonder whether its a relevant point that these were the only two gorillas in all of Korea and – to boot – not having access to other gorillas for “over two decades”.
But this closer is inexcusable hippy nonsense:
Ultimately, the feelings of sadness and sorrow being felt by Gorina, like with us, is in response to a life and death process that is truly natural. That same emotion, however, felt by a countless number of her wild peers amidst the destructive forces of human activity, is in response to something that isn’t natural at all.
I wish I could be that blissfully stupid and self-righteous.
Note: That’s right. Superstition category. That statement is pure hippy magic pseudo-religion*.
*Aren’t they all?