What was he thinking? Study turns to ape intellect – Yahoo! News

What was he thinking? Study turns to ape intellect – Yahoo! News.

nader nazemi

I think, therefore I am

This is an amazing study to further our studies of primates in particular and animals in general. For instance the bonobo ape having its DNA mapped show that they are only 1.3% different than humans. Pretty interesting stuff in general that can help us better understand the animal kingdom and as a result better be able to understand ourselves.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The more we study animals, the less special we seem.

Baboons can distinguish between written words and gibberish. Monkeys seem to be able to do multiplication. Apes can delay instant gratification longer than a human child can. They plan ahead. They make war and peace. They show empathy. They share.
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