An observant reader has identified the species of ape who performed acrobatics in the youtube video here. It’s a white-cheeked gibbon. Gibbons are “lesser” apes, though they may not agree with this classification. They’re smaller than humans and our fellow “great” apes, but according to Wikipedia they have some superior talents:
Gibbons are masters of their primary mode of locomotion, brachiation, swinging from branch to branch for distances of up to 15 m (50 ft), at speeds as high as 56 km/h (35 mph). They can also make leaps of up to 8 m (26 ft), and walk bipedally with their arms raised for balance. They are the fastest and most agile of all tree-dwelling, non-flying mammals.
Another reader noted in two emails that there’s still some mystery to cosmology, despite efforts by Lawrence Krauss to explain it all in his new book, “A Universe from Nothing.” There, Krauss makes a case that our universe is just a bubble in a much larger "multiverse", in which different universes might run by different physical laws. Even the laws of physics themselves could be a cosmic accident, according to this view.
....That still leaves the multiverse itself uncaused, and it relies on the laws of our universe to infer a multiverse – so our laws, quantum uncertainty in particular, are a premise of the multiverse which then supposedly includes universes without quantum uncertainty? Doesn’t hang together.