Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Researchers Learn: Monkey See Monkey Do 

According to this article recent ground-breaking research shows that the desire to conform is not uniquely human:

We humans aren't the only ones who want to fit in. Researchers have discovered that chimpanzees, too, preferentially adopt their fellow chimps' way of doing things.
However, researchers remain stumped by the tendency of adolescent chimps to die their fur green and pierce their eyebrows.

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