Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Orang-utans are not remotely like humans

19th August 2010 – Helene Guldberg, Spiked.

Experts should know better than to claim that great apes can communicate in a similar way to human beings.

apes Time and again, we are told that humans are not that special after all: abilities previously thought to be uniquely human are now purportedly evident amongst the great apes. The most recent claim, published in the current issue of the Royal Society journal Biology Letters, is that orang-utans use mime to make themselves understood.

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