Monkeys that washed potatoes in salt water
The Hundredth Monkey by Ken Keyes Jr.Short, sweet and to the point. If every Earthling were to read this thin book, the world will change for the better. Covers so many points that could improve the human experience. Sadly its all in theory. Nothing is ever going to change, is it? Be the change you want to see. Yes, we are all but dust in the wind, and evil is indwelling in all of us, we need a spiritual cure for the human journey collective, we have all been lied to and poisoned, we have to fess up and admit that NOW is the time to make things better and to set things straight. This book also confronts the confines of human thought with the nuclear age. Its amusing, though, nonetheless, with little foreboding monkeys in the margin of the pages hinting at the destruction a nuclear war might bring. Idealistic, this book hopes to accomplish at least an awareness of what policies such as mutually assured destruction might hold for us in the future. Crime is not the answer, peace is. Love solves all issues in the greater scheme of things. We are all energy beings. This is a great book because it makes you compare monkeys and people in their thinking... you wonder, if a large group of monkeys can finally come to a conclusion, why not people? This is a book against the use of nuclear power and, of course, nuclear weapons. It is based upon a phenomenon observed that when a critical amount of monkeys began using a certain tool, that skill was automatically transferred to the rest of the species - even if the other monkeys lived far away and in isolation. It is a controversial thoery of evolution which boarders on the spontaneous. In the book The Hundredth Monkey, Ken Keyes applies the theory to humans; in this case, if enough humans decide that nuclear power and nuclear arms are bad, then automatically everyone in the world will come to that same conclusion. Although it sounds like wishful thinking, until the Hundreth Monkey phenomenon is disproved, it will hold to its sliver of light. While I agree that nuclear power and nuclear weapons are far too dangerous for us to be tinkering with, I do support space exploration. If the public did not prevent NASA from using nuclear-powered space conveyance, we could be making leaps and strides into the galaxy; The main problem with standard long-distance space travel for humans is that it takes too much rocket-fuel, and carrying it out of our atmosphere becomes an impasse. With nuclear-powered rockets, a space vehicle could be fully powered for many years, making long-distance space travel not just possible, but most probable. Ill leave you with this thought, Impossible is a word only found in the dictionary of fools - Napoleon.
Do Japanese monkeys season their food?
Let's say you're dining with friends at a pizzeria, and one person orders a pie with anchovies. You've never tried anchovies, but you turn up your nose at the odorous fish. When the pizza comes, your friends devour the anchovy slices. Observing their positive reactions, you decide to live a little and take a bite. The next time you eat pizza, you take yours with anchovies as well. A similar type of behavioral learning through social interaction happened in a group of Japanese monkeys on the island of Koshima in the s.
Please take this quick survey to tell us about what happens after you publish a paper. Cumulative culture, generally known as the increasing complexity or efficiency of cultural behaviors additively transmitted over successive generations, has been emphasized as a hallmark of human evolution. Recently, reviews of candidates for cumulative culture in nonhuman species have claimed that only humans have cumulative culture. Here, we aim to scrutinize this claim, using current criteria for cumulative culture to re-evaluate overlooked qualitative but longitudinal data from a nonhuman primate, the Japanese monkey Macaca fuscata. Our reassessment of the Koshima ethnography is preliminary and nonquantitative, but it raises the possibility that cumulative culture, at least in a simple form, occurs spontaneously and adaptively in other primates and nonhumans in nature.
Please take this quick survey to tell us about what happens after you publish a paper. I talked about my research on chimpanzees and took the opportunity to speak with both young scholars as well as catching up with old friends. Doing so brought home to me the long-term nature, and the advantages, of the study of nonhuman primates in Japan. There are no Italian monkeys, no French monkeys, no German monkeys, and no British monkeys. Researchers based in these countries wishing to study wild populations must go either to Africa, Central or South America, India or South-East Asia for their fieldwork. Japan has indigenous monkeys: Japanese monkeys, or snow monkeys.
Monkeys discover the technique of washing potatoes. dipping her potatoes in the ocean instead of the river, the saltwater would season the potato and make it .
there will come a soft rain
Social Learning in Macaque Troops
On the Japanese island of Koshima, there lived a tribe of macaque monkeys. It was the early s, and a group of scientists had arrived on the island to study these curious creatures. One day, a young female macaque named Imo the Japanese word for potato decided to start dipping her sweet potatoes into a nearby river before eating them. Her reason was simple and entirely reasonable: she saw sand on the potatoes and wanted to wash it off. Yet, none of the older and more mature monkeys had thought of doing this before—they would only brush off the sand with their hands.