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[–] DiscontentedMajority 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

Lots of animals use found natural tools. Cracking nuts with a rock or using a stick to get termites out of a log are well known animal behaviors.

The Stone age began when humans started tying rocks to sticks to make improved rocks.

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[–] seeker 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Agree, this behavior not surprising. Also want to say: Sea otters use rocks to break things but also use kelp like rope to restrict things: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tool_use_by_sea_otters

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[–] Fact_Checking_Alien 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The one thing that I've never been able to determine, and I asked several anthropologists about this as well as animal behaviorists who do ethological (that is in-the-field observation), is what happens when you intentionally attempt to train and introduce other tools and methods to animals. I've asked one every time I've met one, and also did some digging on my own, and there doesn't appear to be any study about whether one can train monkeys who then go on to teach other monkeys what we've trained them to do. Or any primate in general.

This is a rather curious thing for me because I think studying the propagation of culture in less developed primate minds would provide an important way to analyze how culture might've propagated in early humans. Such as identifying more open or closed troops depending on the species and how "culturally conservative" they are. I think we could be doing this in zoos at the very least, but there's this ridiculous "hands off" mindset with animal observation that prevents the most interesting kinds of experimentation even in zoos.

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[–] ShinyVoater 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I've asked one every time I've met one, and also did some digging on my own, and there doesn't appear to be any study about whether one can train monkeys who then go on to teach other monkeys what we've trained them to do. Or any primate in general.

The closest I'm aware of was the idea of breeding Koko and having her teach sign language to her spawn(not that Koko actually knew sign language to begin with). Since they never succeeded in knocking her up, that plan came to nothing.

There's also one study I vaguely recall where they managed to teach a bunch of monkeys a primitive concept of money, but I'm not entirely sure that counts.

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[–] kevdude 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

Why not give him a passport and let him move to Europe?

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[–] dayofthehope 1 points 25 points (+26|-1) ago  (edited ago)

  • It's too peaceful

  • Can't yell "Jihad snackbar!"

  • It's part white

  • Has mastered stone age technology

  • Too hard working to file for welfare

  • Doesn't have AIDS

  • Doesn't smoke crack

  • Doesn't sell cocaine or heroin

  • IQ over 65

  • Doesn't go out to rape on New Year's

  • Denies the Holocaust

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[–] RageAgainstTheAmish 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

I mean really all you had to say that it denied the Holocaust and that's enough to get his immigration rights revoked

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[–] prairie 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

It would be unfair to all the refugees to send someone who's willing to work for their food.

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[–] HorseIsDead 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

or a species that can react to problems by using tools and intelligence instead of chimping out and pulling out a handgun to shoot people.

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[–] uab 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

These days you don't need a Passport to move to Europe

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[–] HorseIsDead 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Not violent or retarded enough to immigrate there.

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[–] AmaleksHairyAss 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Bad title. The stone age means making stone tools, and having meta-tools. Tools used to make tools. A rock you use to make other rocks into the shape you want. It also implies the use of purpose-made storage containers such as basic dishes or water-skins.

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[–] TheKobold 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I bet they build a civilization before niggers in Africa do.

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[–] BattleRooster 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Damn that place is dirty. Why do those monkeys have black eyeballs?

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[–] Sandmich 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah what a dump; brilliant idea to bring protectors of that "civilization" to ours

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[–] Deplorablepoetry 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

More talented than Oprah...., well okay, equally talented, just to be fair.

Good monkey.,,, wait, good ape.

Monkeys have tails, Oprah doesn’t.

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[–] friendshipistragic 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Watch out Bantu! New guy moving up!

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[–] NACHTJAGD 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Within 3 months that ditch was filled with plastic garbage. Subhumans are a cancer. Even the monkey in this video is more evolved

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