Jan 14, 2012 6:45 PM GMT
Belgian minister wants anti-gay Primate replaced
jpBITCHva saidI think it's thoroughly appropriate that the church refers to its bigwigs as 'primates'.
AlphaTrigger saidjpBITCHva saidI think it's thoroughly appropriate that the church refers to its bigwigs as 'primates'.
I believe that the religious term "primate" predates the use of the word in taxonomic nomenclature to define those humans, apes, monkeys, and other related genera.
Related or descended from the Latin term "Primus inter pares" or "first among equals".
Bestowal of primacies in the Roman Catholic tradition go back to the early
The taxonomic term seems to have come into play in he early to mid 20th century with Wilfrid Le Gros Clark as a proponent of what ultimately became the current system of taxonomy.