Becoming Human: Exploring the Ethics of Science ~ Mary-Justine Lanyon on Delcroo’s latest book

Reblogged from Baja Moto Quest:
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Photo by MJ Lanyon – Alpine Mountaineer

Exploring the Ethics of Science

By MARY-JUSTINE LANYON

Managing Editor

Renaissance Man – that term sums up the essence of Running Springs resident Ken Decroo. The retired educator has been a building contractor, a college professor, a teacher, a principal, an operator of fishing boats, an animal trainer.

Decroo is now an author. His first book, Almost Human, grew out of a conversation he had with two of the actors on the set of the movie Animal Behavior. Decroo was on set with Mike the chimp, whom he had taught some sign language. One of the actors, Armand Assante, told Decroo he couldn’t believe how humanlike Mike was.

“I put on my professor hat and told Armand about the similarities between humans and chimps,” Decroo said. “There’s a difference of one chromosome. The chimp is more closely related to us than they are to a gorilla.”

That conversation led to Decroo sitting down at the typewriter and writing the beginning of what would become a three-book series.

In Almost Human, creatures with the enormous strength and power of a chimpanzee and the intelligence and size of a human being are discovered in a remote area of equatorial Africa. Drs. Ken Turner and Fred Savage follow the rumors of these chimp-human hybrids, wanting to study them. The government, however, wants to exploit them.

Continue reading at Baja Moto Quest

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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6 Responses to Becoming Human: Exploring the Ethics of Science ~ Mary-Justine Lanyon on Delcroo’s latest book

  1. Thanks so much, Sue, for passing this on to your readers. I love your blog. Warm regards!

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  2. Hi Sue, Here is a link to an NBC interview I did recently. I really appreciate the support you’ve given me and my work over the years. It really means a lot. Here’s the link: https://www.yourcentralvalley.com/news/central-valley-today/kenneth-decroo-s-almost-human-becoming-human-/1746659736
    Kenneth Decroo’s “Almost Human” & “Becoming Human”
    Author and Adventurer Kenneth Decroo uses his life adventures and travels working as a Hollywood animal trainer as inspiration for his two fiction books, Almost Human and Becoming Human.
    yourcentralvalley.com

    Please share it however you see fit.

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