Words matter

September 15, 2022  Sangy Panicker Just as starting assumptions matter, words matter. Why? Because language shapes discourse, dialogue, understanding, and opinion. Hence, accurate terms and terminology are critical. And what does this mean in the context of animal research? It means dropping tired old labels and phrases in favor of more apt ones.  Continuing to … Continue reading Words matter

Project Nim – The Untold Story

Cinema's around the world have been showing "Project Nim", a documentary about a chimpanzee raised like a human child in the 1970s. However, the documentary misses some key points about the research behind Project Nim, and what was learnt along the way. Herbert S. Terrace was instrumental in this research, directing the project at Columbia … Continue reading Project Nim – The Untold Story