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Along with the Creationist, Chimps have entered the Stone Age.

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posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 01:46 PM
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While creationist are hard at work trying to put culture and education back in the stone age our closest relatives are busy entering the Stone Age.


"The tools are crude. A chimpanzee or monkey stone hammer is hardly a work of art to rival the beauty of an ancient human hand axe. But that's not the point. These primates have developed a culture that makes routine use of a stone-based technology. That means they have entered the Stone Age."

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Yes, you are hearing it hear first! Scientist on three continents have solid evidence that some chimps are now firmly in the stone age!
Although chimps are far from controlling fire, domestication, pottery and inventing canoes, some chimps certainly have a grasp on simple stone tool making.
If they fallow a similar trajectory, who knows what they will be like in a few thousand years.





Is this learned behavior from humans?
Some yes, but archaeological study of prehistoric chimpanzee cultures suggests that the “Chimpanzee Stone Age” started at least 4,300 years ago, that nut-cracking behavior in the Taï forest has been passed down over the course of >200 generations.


Chimps Don’t Ape Humans – Develop Tools Independently
The more we learn about the capabilities of animals, the less it seems we can claim as uniquely our own. Now it appears that we may even have to share our treasured Flintstones cartoons, as we have learned that we aren’t the only species to have enjoyed an ancient Stone Age history.

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As the Creationist becomes extinct, maybe soon they will be able to recruit Bonobos to carry the torch!
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posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 01:49 PM
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rofl, the elite is gonna love this.

Their thoughts if we only could get them to work 9 hours a day. With an IQ of 30, that would be an utopia. We would be gods of the Monkey kingdom again!



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 01:51 PM
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a reply to: flyingfish

Creationists will never become extinct as long as people like Ken Ham are bumbling around this planet...


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posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 01:55 PM
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Well i'll be a monkey's uncle, or rather, a monkey is my great uncle? Preposterous.



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 01:55 PM
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This is our opportunity! Maybe we can became the gods of the chimpanzees!


We need only to flash an iphone in front of their eyes and they will believe anything!




posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 01:56 PM
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originally posted by: Syllar
This is our opportunity! Maybe we can became the gods of the chimpanzees!


We need only to flash an iphone in front of their eyes and they will believe anything!



That already works with the sapien, look around, everyone already entranced by their dopaminergic fun-screens.


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posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:02 PM
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By this logic, otters are in the Stone Age as well.


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posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:02 PM
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originally posted by: flyingfish


Hate to break it to you, but lots of animals use tools.

Crows are particularly adept. The consensus is that they are considered by some to be more intelligent than chimps, in regard to tool use.

This, with a brain the size of a peanut and having to grip everything with their feet or beak, is quite remarkable.

Some birds can also mimic and seemingly respond to human language.

Perhaps the next "intelligent species" after man will be avian, not primate.


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posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:03 PM
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This and them riding pigs!!.
Soon my Ape brethren soon..

Oh and fix the title it says "Chips".
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posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:15 PM
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Thx to boymonkey for pointing out you need to change the title -- although I will admit that what I expected was to see some fossilized potato chips found in some stone-age barrow next to a tribal chief's bones....

But - yes. Chimps use tools. So do crows, and octopuses, and otters....

this video shows a chimp using a long stick to swat at a drone (along with some other amusing animal reactions to the things).money.cnn.com...



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:26 PM
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Neither for nor against - but if evolution works, where are the talking primates? I don't mean sign language, I mean speech, words. Not grunts and tones.

Sure things evolve over time....



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:33 PM
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Very interesting but I always thought 'stone age' meant that tools were made from stones and not simply smashing things with stones, as many animals have been doing the latter for thousands of years. And although some animals are incredibly intelligent, I believe they lack the cognitive abilities to enter the stone age just like we did, or they would have done so a long time ago.




posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:34 PM
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originally posted by: boymonkey74
This and them riding pigs!!.
Soon my Ape brethren soon..

Oh and fix the title it says "Chips".

Thanks for pointing that out!



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:42 PM
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originally posted by: EequalsMC2
By this logic, otters are in the Stone Age as well.


Had the exact same thought myself. Blue Jays, Magpies, and Ravens all can use rocks to break open something they're trying to investigate, too. Looks like those species will all be new men soon according to the assumptions of the evolutionists. LOL



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:45 PM
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originally posted by: BlackboxInquiry
Neither for nor against - but if evolution works, where are the talking primates? I don't mean sign language, I mean speech, words. Not grunts and tones.

Sure things evolve over time....
Look in the mirror.



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:47 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

When it comes to ravens I wouldn't joke too much. They're fricken smart as hell.



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:50 PM
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a reply to: Puppylove

I don't disagree one bit with that... but I'm not trying to paint their intelligence and ability to adapt to their surroundings as some sort of sign of pending evolution into something greater, either.



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:51 PM
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originally posted by: chr0naut

originally posted by: flyingfish


Hate to break it to you, but lots of animals use tools.

Crows are particularly adept. The consensus is that they are considered by some to be more intelligent than chimps, in regard to tool use.

This, with a brain the size of a peanut and having to grip everything with their feet or beak, is quite remarkable.

Some birds can also mimic and seemingly respond to human language.Perhaps the next "intelligent species" after man will be avian, not primate.




But, Bonobos can make stone tools far more varied in purpose than previously known, reaching a level of technological competence formerly assigned only to the human lineage.
Besides, how you going to teach creationism to a bird or an otter?














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posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:53 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Given enough time you never know, but yeah they won't be conquering any nations tomorrow or writing some world changing thesis, true.

It doesn't change though that they are scarey smart and deserving of more intellectual recognition than they are often given in our desire to pretend we're intellectual cheetahs and everyone else is a common garden snail.

The intelligence gap is no where near as big as we like to pretend it is for our own egos.



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 02:57 PM
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