Ed Simon

Ed Simon is the Editor-at-Large for The Marginalia Review of Books, a channel of The Los Angeles Review of Books. A regular contributor at several different sites, his collection America and Other Fictions: On Radical Faith and Post-Religion will be released by Zero Books this year. He can be followed on Facebook, at his author website, and on Twitter @WithEdSimon.


All Work

[Photo: Koko the talking gorilla]

Religion Dispatches Culture

What We Saw in the Eyes of Koko the Talking Gorilla (1971-2018)

Ed Simon

Inherit the Wind's creationist protesters may have held signs reading “I’m not descended from a monkey,” but the reality is that apes permeate our myths, religion, and literature precisely because it's so obvious we’re related. Darwin may have provided the mechanism, but our own eyes tell us that there's something eerily human in the eyes of our closest simian ancestors.

Rewire.News

Get the facts, direct to your inbox, with our daily or weekly digest.

SUBSCRIBE

Rewire.News

Get the facts, direct to your inbox, with our daily or weekly digest.

SUBSCRIBE