We really are monkeys!

Just in case you were not already convinced, here’s proof:

When taught to use money, a group of capuchin monkeys responded quite rationally to simple incentives; responded irrationally to risky gambles; failed to save; stole when they could; used money for food and, on occasion, sex. In other words, they behaved a good bit like the creature that most of Chen’s more traditional colleagues study: Homo sapiens.

All I have to say is “Ook!”


We are now trying to turn monkeys into humans:

Scientists have been warned that their latest experiments may accidentally produce monkeys with brains more human than animal.

What’s next?

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