Monday, December 03, 2007

Planet of the Apes

After reading this, perhaps some of the GOP presidential candidates should rethink their opposition to evolution as young chimps are better at math then we are. "No one can imagine that chimpanzees-young chimpanzees at the age of five-have a better performance in a memory task than humans. Here we show for the first time that young chimpanzees have an extraordinary working memory capability for numerical recollection-better than that of human adults tested in the same apparatus, following the same procedure."

Hey, maybe chimps are descended from us. It's certainly more plausible than earth being 6000 years old according to one Archbishop James Ussher. who "published a chronology that purported to time and date Creation to the night preceding October 23, 4004 BC.

Now all we have to find out is if an infinite number of monkeys can type out Hamlet if given enough time. According to Seth Lloyd, the possibility could arise if said monkeys typed on a computer and not a typewriter. Read Programming the Universe to learn why.

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