Well, that’s reassuring.

I open up the news quickly, just to see if something interesting is up in the world, and what do I see?

Chimpanzees living in the West African savannah have been observed fashioning deadly spears from sticks and using the hand-crafted tools to hunt small mammals — the first routine production of deadly weapons ever observed in animals other than humans.

Which is pretty damned interesting from an anthropology (and primatology) perspective, although not the most cheering thing to read.

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Published in: on February 22, 2007 at 16:06  Comments (8)  
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  1. I challenge the spear-wielding chimps to fight the monkeys with robot arms:

  2. I challenge the spear-wielding chimps to fight the monkeys with robot arms:

  3. That poor monkey! He has a cyber-enhanced brain, sure, but he’s in a plastic box! How would you like to be in a plastic box?

  4. That poor monkey! He has a cyber-enhanced brain, sure, but he’s in a plastic box! How would you like to be in a plastic box?

  5. Gorilla warfare!

  6. Gorilla warfare!

  7. If I have a brain-controlled robot arm, sign me up!

  8. If I have a brain-controlled robot arm, sign me up!


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