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RESEARCHERS AT Plymouth University in England reported this week that primates left alone with a computer attacked the machine and failed to produce
a single word.
“They pressed a lot of S’s,” researcher Mike Phillips said Friday. “Obviously, English isn’t their first language.”
In a project intended more as performance art than scientific experiment, faculty and students in the university’s media program left a computer
in the monkey enclosure at Paignton Zoo in southwest England, home to six Sulawesi crested macaques.
At first, said Phillips, “the lead male got a stone and started bashing the hell out of it.
“Another thing they were interested in was in defecating and urinating all over the keyboard,” added Phillips, who runs the university’s Institute
of Digital Arts and Technologies.
Eventually, monkeys Elmo, Gum, Heather, Holly, Mistletoe and Rowan produced five pages of text, composed primarily of the letter S. Later, the
letters A, J, L and M crept in.
The notion that monkeys typing at random will eventually produce literature is often attributed to Thomas Huxley, a 19th-century scientist who
supported Charles Darwin’s theories of evolution. Mathematicians have also used it to illustrate concepts of chance.
Phillips said the results showed that monkeys “are not random generators. They’re more complex than that.
“They were quite interested in the screen, and they saw that when they typed a letter, something happened. There was a level of intention
[Edited on 13-5-2003 by Netchicken]