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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26 comments

Alison A.
Alison A.about a year ago

Thanks for posting.

Anastasia Z.
Anastasia Z.4 years ago

I hoped for more details ))

Jane R.
Jane R.4 years ago

Where was Tarzan? ;)

Tucker T.
Tucker T.4 years ago

COOL!!!

Juliet D.
judith sanders4 years ago

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.

Muriel Servaege
Muriel Servaege4 years ago

Very interesting, thank you.

Lynn C.
Lynn C.4 years ago

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

Isabel Araujo
Isabel Araujo4 years ago

Interesting, thank you.

Kate Kenner
Kate Kenner4 years ago

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.

Diane S.
Diane S.4 years ago

Very interesting, thank you.