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Originally posted by Solomons
Chimpanzees etc definetly have a sense of humour. I have two cats,used to own a dog and they didn't. That was more myself imposing what i thought they were doing as opposed to what they actually were. But yes, complex social groups such as humans,chimps,gorillas etc have their own unique version of comedy imo.
Why should such a characteristic have evolved? [..] humor may be a "mechanism that substitutes for the primitive adrenergic response one [that is] more appropriate tot he sorts of stressors with which humans . . . have had to contend" [(Dixon,1980)]