Re: Why Not Planet of the Apes?

Hal Finney (
Sun, 8 Jun 1997 16:30:28 -0700

>From what I have read, most of the larger primates are much stronger
than typical human beings. This makes them difficult to control once
they reach adulthood, and they may not be safe to be around.

However, small monkeys should be relatively safe as long as they don't
bite. I saw a TV show last year showing monkeys who were trained to
harvest coconuts from palm trees. They climb the tree and twist the
nuts around and around until the stem breaks and they fall. This is
apparently a common harvesting method in some parts of the world.