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[Merged] Ape 'genius' impresses experts


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#1    ThePhantomFlanFlinger

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 05:11 PM

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Certain apes appear to be much smarter than others, with at least one chimpanzee now characterized as being "exceptional" when compared to other chimps.
The standout chimp, an adult female in her 20's named Natasha, scored off the charts in a battery of tests. The findings, published in the latest Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, suggest that geniuses exist among non-humans, but that no one attribute constitutes intelligence.


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Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:52 AM

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(NaturalNews) A twenties-something "genius ape" named Natasha has been found to demonstrate more intelligence than a typical U.S. high school student. The findings have been published in the peer-reviewed science journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.

As the paper documents, Natasha repeatedly demonstrates skills and reasoning that escape modern-day high school students. "The caretakers named Natasha as the smartest chimpanzee, precisely the same chimpanzee that our tests had revealed to be exceptional," wrote authors Esther Herrmann and Josep Call of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (reported at Discovery.com, link below).




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Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:55 AM

i would believe it just from myself.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:04 AM

View Postnotoverrated, on 29 August 2012 - 08:55 AM, said:

i would believe it just from myself.

You could ask her for councel :P

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:12 AM

View PostParacelse, on 29 August 2012 - 09:04 AM, said:

You could ask her for councel :P
awesome monkey tutor :gun:

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:22 AM

The article is tongue-in-cheek, but I do agree with this

"An ability to repeatedly escape the chimpanzee enclosure using planning skills."

Because if high school students had the same skills and intelligence they'd escape more often from their institutions.


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Posted 29 August 2012 - 10:18 AM

View PostQuiteContrary, on 29 August 2012 - 09:22 AM, said:

The article is tongue-in-cheek, but I do agree with this

"An ability to repeatedly escape the chimpanzee enclosure using planning skills."

Because if high school students had the same skills and intelligence they'd escape more often from their institutions.
its not that hard to ditch school.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 10:37 AM

View Postnotoverrated, on 29 August 2012 - 10:18 AM, said:

its not that hard to ditch school.

I was referring to Paracelse' link
My post was also tongue-in-cheek.

Edited by QuiteContrary, 29 August 2012 - 10:42 AM.


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Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:36 PM

Not surprising. If you want to see problem solving in animals try keeping a bird feeder out of a squirrels paws. Easy to imagine a primate matching if not exceeding a rodents problem solving.


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Posted 29 August 2012 - 03:14 PM

I want Natasha on UM, she would definitely outsmart a few members on here.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 04:23 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 29 August 2012 - 03:14 PM, said:

I want Natasha on UM, she would definitely outsmart a few members on here.

You can't have her! We need her for Congress!


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Posted 29 August 2012 - 05:18 PM

Is this the beginning of the planet of the apes?


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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:48 PM

She might have the mentally of a republican congressman but she shows things they cannot equal.


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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:14 AM

Natasha for president!

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 06:59 AM

Natasha clearly is a brilliant primate and I wonder what she's going to have to do next before we begin to acknowledge her message... She wants out.  She wants to be free.  Poor baby.  She would probably take over the world.

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