Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Monkey See Monkey Do, Human See Human Can't Do As Well

...researchers have shown that young chimps outperform adult humans in a memory test, a Concentration-like game using numerals on a computer screen.
“We were very surprised to find this,” Tetsuro Matsuzawa of the Primate Research Institute at Kyoto University said. “But it’s a very concrete, simple fact. Young chimps are superior to human adults in a memory task.”

The chimps were twice as accurate in the memory test as humans were and what is more, chimps were under the age of 6 while humans were of adult age.

You can read more here.
You can watch the video footage here.

Some questions:
-Does this interfere with the theory of evolution?
-What does it mean when a lesser animal is smarter in some degree to humans?
-Does this go against the Bible?
-What are your thoughts on these findings?


Timm said...

So let me see if I can understand this properly... We evolved with less memory capacity than those we evolved from? That doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

But does it interfere with the Theory of Evolution? No more than any of the other set backs they've had. They will find a way to explain this one away too, despite the fact that the obvious answer is staring them right in the face. Unfortunately, going with the obvious answer would mean having to admit that there is a power out there greater than the minds of these scientists

Timm said...

on a side note, I'm honored that you thought enough of my blog include it as one of your "recommended blogs." Thanks for the compliment.

j razz said...

No problem Tim. You have some posts that really promote thinking and it is a good thing for people to read and think through... just don't drop off the face of the earth and quit updating your blog :)

j razz