Thoughts on today’s article in the New York Times, Today’s Lab Rats of Obesity Studies: Fattened Monkeys.
I am not, of course, saying Dr. Grove is bad. He isn’t. Any of my readers could probably predict the following assessment of mine: he is not what he does, and he is doing the best that he can. It’s just that his “best” (and the “best” of similar research), frankly, sucks.
My post, of course, is not about Dr. Grove, but about our primal narcissism (primal, by the way, is just Latin for “first-ranked,” and, of course, we ourselves did the ranking). Primates ourselves, we forgot that we are, forgot our kinship to all that is. We must re-member and re-mind ourselves of our membership one mind at a time.
Speak up against this inhumane scientific nonsense that is being done on your behalf in the name of yet another war, the War on Obesity. Fight the problem of obesity yourself: the solution is ancient – ignore your restless monkey-mind and eat mindfully.
Let’s face it: there is no shortage of overweight primates (just look around); there is a shortage of humanity and compassion. Fill the gap.
Wake up, fellow primate!
Pavel, a fellow primate
Reference & photo: Today’s Lab Rats of Obesity Studies: Fattened Monkeys.
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