Wednesday, April 18, 2007
NYT: "Almost Human, and Sometimes Smarter."
Science Times writer John Noble Wilford reports that:
Chimps display a remarkable range of behavior and talent. They make and use simple tools, hunt in groups and engage in aggressive, violent acts. They are social creatures that appear to be capable of empathy, altruism, self-awareness, cooperation in problem solving and learning through example and experience. Chimps even outperform humans in some memory tasks.