Something strange is happening in the forests of Africa. Chimpanzees are doing things no one has seen them do before: they are having pool parties.
But that's not all. At a site called Fongoli, in Senegal, they have also invented a remarkable way to catch a meal. They are making spears and
hunting, just like our ancestors.
Fresh steaks and a swimming pool? How long until they fire up the barbecue? After all, the great apes—chimpanzees, orangutans, gorillas, and
bonobos—seem so much like us, it's hard not to feel a deep connection.
well well,monkeys having pool parties,well there`s a thing.
I can go one better than that.
Over here in the uk we got a monkey running the country,infact there are a few
monkeys running (or ruining) countries all over the world.
Now thats intelligent
This could give us the premise to rethink all of our origins. Perhaps sentience begins far after a "logical" brain. That only after a certain part
of developement can a group become self aware. But most of all this could explain the unexplained items that we find in prehistory that seem to out
date what is expected to be found, I am not saying that it was apes or monkeys. But perhaps we ourselves are more ancient than we want to acknowledge.
Wow, thanks for that....What an incredibly fascinating series, revealing some amazing things about apes... S&F!
Sometimes I wonder if there is a secondary evolution of apes to man that is happening right before our very eyes. And if that is the case, and apes
are evolving into man for the second time (or maybe even the 100th time?), then I have to wonder what are humans evolving into?
I believe we give our primate relatives less credit than is due. Or any other living being for this matter. The only reason humans are so advanced is
we figured out how to educate the young with knowledge passed down from generation to generation.
If the monkeys started passing down more and more info, I believe they would be perfectly capable of feats such as us humans have experienced.
And the big question is, what if they have been passing this memory language system of knowledge from generations down, but we are not advanced enough
to notice it.
This is nothing amazing, if anything its a step in the wrong direction. The most likley situation is that this is learned behavior from humans, the
day a chimpanzee starts cooking its food is the day you know the earth has gone completly down the #ter
I'm sorry to those outside the US who couldnt access Nova specal. My Above link was to the PBS web site but let me try to post the google version, if
it doesnt work I'll add the link so you can go stright to google yourselves
Frankly, i do not trust the idea that chimps never sat in the pond. And it is known that great apes can use tools. It is different thing to hunt with
a spear then to crash a nut between two rocks, but i did not see a spear hunt, just chimp with a stick.
So far i saw nothing extraordinary, but i have to admit that i watched only beginning of the video. If there are phalanxes of marching chimps with
spears, consider me wrong.
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