Monday, March 9, 2009
"A male chimpanzee in a Swedish zoo planned hundreds of stone-throwing attacks on zoo visitors"
"There has been scant evidence in previous research that animals can plan for future events. Crucial to the current study is the fact that Santino, a chimpanzee at the zoo in the city north of Stockholm, collected the stones in a calm state, prior to the zoo opening in the morning."
Fredrick Young has provided the following comment on this event:
"A beautiful passage on your animality blog! Yes, the chimp in the Stockholm zoo (zoe) collecting stones, planning an attack on the futurity of a passive Dasein. A strategy of waiting, stocking, mobilizing zoe against bios--a formation of an animality-to-come as a fictive concealment as poor-in-world, yet strong in stone (weltlos.) The chimp will get behind Dasein's 'being-thrown.' A stones thrown as a constellation exploding (jetzeit)the horizon of questions, Being-in-the-world, and living toward a goal, full of merit or in depression or angst. The Chimp missive of the future to come will hit the mark of a calculated future of 'man.' The animalities-to-come investing in Stockholm syndrome futures as an epistemology of new prison writing. A being-with of resistances concealed in human form by Negri, X, King, Gramsci, Goldman, etc. The assemblages repeat the 'with' each time differently casting the 'being' by folding back into its old ontic-ontological traditions of arrest..."