I had a roommate in college who majored in Ecology, Evolution, & Environmental Biology (E3B colloquially). One semester he took a class on primates, and spent weeks lecturing anyone who would listen about the differences between apes and monkeys. To his chagrin, I have retained almost nothing concerning this crucial zoological distinction. Luckily, I can take in a quick refresher this Saturday, when Caltech screens a simian-focused BBC/Discovery nature documentary, Life: Primates. Nature documentaries are awesome, especially ones about monkeys and apes, though the Planet Earth sequence on chimps is a little disturbing. No cannibalism in this one, hopefully. Caltech grad student in the biological sciences Andrea Choe will introduce the film and moderate what is sure to be a lively discussion afterwards.
Saturday, October 23, 2 p.m.
Beckman Auditorium, Caltech
332 S. Michigan Ave.
$5; events.caltech.edu; 626.395.4652