Research:  Great Apes Make Sophisticated Decisions

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111229091636.htm

Chimpanzees, orangutans, gorillas and bonobos make more sophisticated decisions than was previously thought. Great apes weigh their chances of success, based on what they know and the likelihood to succeed when guessing,

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I became convinced of that through the work of Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey. In fact, the abilities that humans have in that direction certainly did not spring from nothing.

It's great that they are doing this research - although I would have presumed so much as a child....

I think it's important that science catches up with basic understanding of other creatures...

So often I find myself talking about something and with no science to back it up - not because it's not true, but because a person with a degree hasn't done some university research on it......

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