Monkeys / Apes

Monkeys / Apes

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Monkeys and Apes refer to several taxonomic ranks of primates, terrestrial mammals some of which (great apes) are considered the closest biological relatives of humans. Online, apes, usually erroneously referred to as monkeys, are often referenced in memes, sometimes in the contexts of atheism and anarcho-primitivism, serving as a symbolic representation of the lost simplicity of the archaic ways of life.



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