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Posts tagged evolutionary tree

March 30, 2009

 

Baby elephant with mother

The Origin of Fingers and Toes

Before about 360 million years ago, no vertebrates had limbs. They all shared the same fish-like body shape. But around that time something exciting happened.

October 10, 2006

 

two chimps interacting at the zoo

Are Chimps Nice Guys?

The question is, do animals do things for other animals without receiving any reward, including food, love, attention?

September 27, 2003

 

Baboons and Abstract Thought

It may come as a surprise if I told you that scientists have recently made discoveries that suggest baboons are capable of abstract thought. You probably thought that only apes, the actual evolutionary predecessors of humans, could think abstractly.

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