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Great apes found to be rich in culture

Posted on Tuesday, 21 February, 2006 | Comment icon 3 comments


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"The evidence is mounting that great apes are a cultured lot, researchers heard at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Saint Louis this week."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Rykster on 21 February, 2006, 14:15
It also reinforces the fact that we are not "special" or "chosen." We are simply more evolved. Next, the religious will decide that gawd gave apes souls as well, just to avoid the inevitable argument that we are not so different from them. There will be a big to do about the "awakening" of the simian soul.
Comment icon #2 Posted by mnwolfman on 21 February, 2006, 15:04
Very interesting article. I've thought the same thing for a few years, since taking anthropology in college. It also lends a little more credence to those that want to include chimpanzees in the human genus, changing them from Pan troglodytes to Homo troglodytes. And that could open a whole new can of worms...
Comment icon #3 Posted by STIX on 21 February, 2006, 16:23
Also, maybe now people will believe me when I say CHIMPS INVENTED WAR!! we only introduced technology to it... how primitive we are.


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