Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Why I *Heart* the Freepers...

I was browsing through Free Republic last night and, since we had been discussing Creation and Evolution, this Newsday article caught my eye:

Team: Chimps May Have Used Stone Hammers:
"Chimpanzees may have been using stone "hammers" as long as 4,300 years ago. An international research team, led by archaeologist Julio Mercader of the University of Calgary, Canada, said Monday it had uncovered the hammers, dated to that time, in the West African country Ivory Coast. It would be the earliest known use of tools by chimpanzees.

The hammers were used to crack nuts, a behavior still seen in chimps in that area, the researchers said in a paper in the online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The finding may indicate that a "chimpanzee stone age" began in ancient times, the researchers say." (source)

I finish reading the article and scroll down to look through the comments...first one:

*spits coffee on monitor*

  • They still are - judging by the quality of some of the homes I've inspected lately.
    Semper Fi

  • Well then why don’t they use them now?

  • That's nothing; there's a chimp in the cubicle next to mine that can use a stapler.

  • Oh well, it made me laugh...

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