We want guns. Guns are power.

Was it Conquest of the Planet of the Apes where the apes finally got guns? That was a really scary movie. Thankfully it was just a movie. Right?

Contrary to reports by the Chinese newspaper People’s Daily, LiveScience says the Taliban probably isn’t having any luck training macaques and baboons to shoot guns at American soldiers:

‘”They can be trained to do things like turn off lights and open faucets and so on, but eventually that breaks down,” said William Mason, a psychologist and professor emeritus at the University of California, Davis. “If we’re talking about animals going out into the field or a fortress with an AK-47 or whatever, it seems very, very implausible.”‘

Implausible. I’d feel a little better if he had used the word “impossible,” but I’ll take what I can get.

via The Awl
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