November 24th All Our Uncles Are Monkeys Day

If you are Charles Darwin you will particularly enjoy today. It gets into Evolution and Darwin’s theory written in his 1859 book, “On The Origin Of Species” Perhaps this explains that long lost relative that appeared out of no where! Personally I find the idea a little insulting, not because we may all come from monkeys but because apparently there were no aunts, just uncles studied. To many Darwin’s theory was either proven by Donald Johanson’s and Tom Gray’s discovery of “Lucy” in 1974 or debunked. Either way you do have to admit we humans and monkeys do have a lot in common beyond our love of bananas!

How to celebrate – Invite Uncle Bonzo to lunch. When you visit the zoo watch the monkeys watch you. Go Ape today.

November 24th All Our Uncles Are Monkeys Day

Well depending on whether you are a follower of Darwin or not, you may or may not believe in evolution. The discovery of “Lucy” by Donald Johanson and Tom Gray in 1971 goes a long way to proving our ancestors may have been monkeys. Of course, they may not be as well. In all reality we may never know. “Lucy” was an Australopithecus Afarenisis, or an ape. If some of the scientists believe we may be related to apes, I guess it is possible that some of our Uncles are apes, but if our Uncles are apes then doesn’t that mean the rest of us are apes too!?! (Or did our Aunts just have strange taste in men?) So, do you think you are a monkey? (And yes I know monkeys and apes are not the same thing)

How to celebrate – Go see “Lucy”. Build a tree house. Start a family tree.