Chimps, Humans, and Robots

Posted 27 May 2003 at 20:38 UTC by steve Share This

There's a nice little essay over at Sci-Fi Today that ponders the questions of how similar chimps are to humans and why it is that robots and AIs in the movies seem more human than the human characters around them. From the human genome to movie reviews by way of anthropology, the author covers a lot of topics in his quest for the answer to why our view of apes is improving at the same time our view of humans seems to be declining.

Smartest Primate, posted 27 May 2003 at 21:46 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

If you were in a room with two chimps, and one of the chimps had a banana and the other one didn't, which primate in the room would be the smartest?

Me possibly . . ., posted 27 May 2003 at 23:20 UTC by guad13 » (Observer)

My first thought was myself, but then I thought how smart am I really if I'm in a room alone with two chimps and a limited food supply?

Funny!, posted 28 May 2003 at 01:49 UTC by ROB.T. » (Master)


Ultimate Nerd???, posted 28 May 2003 at 01:55 UTC by pauld2 » (Observer)

If I'm in that room with two chimps, what does that tell you about MY social life? Just thinking.

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