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Friday, March 03, 2006

Scientists conclude: chimps are great

From somewhere on the interenet:

"For the first study, comparative psychologists Michael Tomasello and Felix Warneken of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, had a caretaker drop a marker while a chimp looked on. All three chimps tested picked up the marker and gave it back. The chimps' behavior shows that they can understand the goals of another and do have some altruistic motivation."

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