"Monkeys make me nervous. Whenever I hear about chimpanzees solving math problems or Koko the Gorilla using sign language to order her breakfast, I feel inexplicably threatened by their humanlike qualities and intelligence."
"Years after I found my way back to mainstream Protestantism, someone asked what attracted me to the Episcopal Church. With only a moment's pause I replied, "The wood."
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