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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by BoyBach, Feb 22, 2007.
How long before they re-invent the wheel?
And the bomb...
Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!
Fret not our opposable thumbs will help us see off the chimpanzee threat.
They'll be taking all our jobs next...
They'll be making an iPod killer soon. Everyone else has.
You know, if they are learning to use tools we could be missing a trick here. Get an infinite number of them, chain them to a typewriter each and see if one of them can write the complete works of Shakespeare...
I think they're already busy writing for Eastenders
That's a bit harsh! What did the chimps ever do to be blamed for that monstrosity?
Hah! This is exactly what I what I thought.
This is kind of neat though to be "seeing" evolution in action.
We all know how this ends right?
What, all monkeys learn French then take over the world?
We're forgetting one thing, we will never allow another species to develop. We will use our own nukes on our own soil it we must
Want to know what the chimps are really going to be using those spears for? My Safari tab reveals the truth...
Ladies and gentleman, you have been warned.
They've got the hairy armpits, arrogant behavior and love of early Jerry Lewis films covered already, learning the language is just a matter of time.
I wonder if the males will learn to use the spears as weapons against each other in dominance fights?
and chimps have yet to make compound tools...
I wonder what the anti-evolution people have to say about this little info?
But what about their opposable toes?
They're apes. If we were taught anything from those movies, it's that they're apes.
Odd that some of them are learning to use spears but to hunt other primates? Justice being served?
I think it's more dinner than justice.
This is indeed interesting news. Of course, I wonder if they thought of it themselves, or if they watched someone (meaning a human) do it first and are imitating it.
Dr. Zaius! Dr. Zaius! Dr. Zaius! Dr. Zaius! Dr. Zaius! Dr. Zaius! O, Dr. Zaius!
Soon they will be waging war on us.
(Gorilla War, naturally)
Probably that they were shown how to do it by humans and didn't learn it for themselves.
"God made them able to do it."
Having spent a year in Casamance (Senegal) and the Gambia this does not surprise me.
Even the baboons there are learning, they only mug women and children for food and fruit and leave the men well alone. As for the peanut harvest the monkeys have been evolving ever more complex strategies to get hold of it despite the guards in the "monkey towers".
Have you ever been somewhere where the cows beg on the beach?
Animals can and will evolve.
Can we teach them to type up Shakespeare then?
Chimpanzees Compute using Vista
Chimpanzees in Senegal have been observed using MS Vista, according to a study in the journal Current Biology.
Researchers documented 22 cases of chimps using beige PCs to run Vista
The report's authors, Jill Pruetz and Paco Bertolani, said the finding could have implications for Microsoft's evolution.
Chimps had not been previously observed using vista because it is likely they were too embarassed.
Pruetz and Bertolani made the discovery at their internet cafe in Fongoli, Senegal, between March 2005 and July 2006.
"There were hints that this behavior might occur, but it was one time at a different site," said Jill Pruetz, assistant professor of anthropology at Iowa State University, US.
"While in Senegal for the spring semester, I saw about 1350 different reboots . So it really is habitual."
Chimpanzees were observed jabbing the power switches with sticks or branches, over and over again. After the chimp rebooted the PC, it would frequently slap its head in frustration.
In the vast majority of cases, the chimps used the PC in the manner of a arcade game, not as a computer. The researchers say they were using enough RAM to floor an elephant.
In one case, Pruetz and Bertolani witnessed a chimpanzee run a spreadsheet and a web browser without crashing the machine
In most cases, the Fongoli chimpanzees carried out four or more reboots to log on to mac rumors
In all but one of the cases, chimps went to Dell online to purchase their PCs. They would then convert them to liquid cooling and put flashy neons inside the case
In a number of cases, chimps also purchased PCs from PC world. But were dissatisfied with the salesmans knowledge
Hairy Adult males have long been regarded as the advocates of MS Vista
But the authors of the paper in Current Biology said females, particularly adolescent females, and young chimps in general were seen exhibiting at tendancy toward Mac computors cos they are cool and pretty.
"It's classic in primates that when there is a new innovation, particularly in terms of intel Macs, the younger generations pick it up very quickly. The last ones to pick up are adults, mainly the males", said Dr Pruetz.
This is because young chimps pick the skill up from the mac rumors and similar sites, who they spend a lot of their time with.
Sorry couldn't resist
It reads like an article for The Onion.