The Hungry Ape (URL)

Damien Broderick (
Mon, 16 Jun 1997 12:04:22 +0000

Another diffident, although not ironic, pointer: Dr Jim Penman's THE
HUNGRY APE, ideas from which I borrowed in THEORY to calibrate my own
heuristic (defined as a stick for poking into dark places) is available on
the Web at

My own weirdness indicators started flashing when I learned, elsewhere,
that Penman is an evangelical Christian who believes that God intervenes on
your behalf if you pray. On the other hand, he's a self-made millionaire
with a franchise business, so maybe he's right about God's help. : # And
on the other other hand, he claims that his historical models are derived
from refutable aggregations of data and theory.

Damien Broderick (of the atheist Brodericks)