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Capuchin Monkeys Give Groundbreaking Insights into Human Evolution (video)

After 20 years of study, scientists say the Capuchin monkeys in Argentina’s Atlantic Forest are more sophisticated than previously thought and despite their small size, could tell us a lot about the origin of human intelligence.

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8:47AM PST on Nov 16, 2011

I hoped for more details ))

8:34AM PST on Nov 10, 2011

Where was Tarzan? ;)

3:36PM PDT on Nov 4, 2011

COOL!!!

2:57PM PDT on Nov 3, 2011

There's a whole new branch of behavioral science which studies the ethics and morality of animals. As most of us already know, animals have empathy and compassion. In humans, emotions are centered in specific brain structures and are affected by chemicals called neurotransmitters. Mammals possess the same brain structures, affected by the same chemicals, as humans. Good book: The Moral Lives of Animals, by Dale Peterson.

To cut to the chase, humans ARE animals, and like our fellow animals, we can be good without any need for supernatural influences. We evolved this way.

1:06PM PDT on Nov 3, 2011

Very interesting, thank you.

10:14PM PDT on Nov 2, 2011

Animals are always trying to teach us something - poor things - we haven't learned much over the millions of years.

7:52PM PDT on Nov 2, 2011

Interesting, thank you.

5:10PM PDT on Nov 2, 2011

First you have to probe to me that humans are as intelligent as monkeys. I always say that human intelligence is an oxymoron.The monkeys on the other hand are innovative without being pretentious.

3:51PM PDT on Nov 2, 2011

INTELLIGENCE pervades all...so, why are some people always surprised to learn that our relatives on this very planet...meaning ALL SENTIENT BEINGS, are also intelligent? Humans are not much more intelligent than most life forms here, and o equal intelligence and even less intelligence is certain areas than others. When we extend to include life outside of this planet, just how intelligent are we? Truly intelligent beings do not kill any sentient life, as this crime breaks the code of Ethics that this entire CREATION IS BASED UPON. LIFE is to be encouraged...that is the point of creating LIFE to beigin with...and we all are a part of the whole.

2:53PM PDT on Nov 2, 2011

Very interesting, thank you.

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