Well I’ll be a monkeys uncle…

I’m sure the caption phrase has more meaning for evolutionists than creationists, but I recently read an interesting story that may have serious repercussions for the argument of evolution:

Never mind that TV show that asks if you’re smarter than a fifth-grader. Is your memory better than a young chimp’s? Maybe not. Japanese researchers pitted young chimps against human adults in two tests of short-term memory, and overall, the chimps won. – [Yahoo/AP]

As if that weren’t enough, researchers at Duke University made a similarly in truguing discovery:

Chimps performed about as well as college students at mental addition, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a finding that suggests non-verbal math skills are not unique to humans. – [Yahoo/Reuters]

LOL, not only are these young chips memories better than humans, they are now on par with us in arithmetic?! HA! Evolution rears its speculative head at last! Are chimps finally evolving into more intelligent creatures? Or are humans devolving? I have to admit, given some of the events of the last few centuries, I find the latter more likely…

Perhaps believing in creation isn’t such a bad idea after all. :)

Young chimp beats college students – [Yahoo/AP]

Chimps and college students as good at mental math – [Yahoo/Reuters]

2 thoughts on “Well I’ll be a monkeys uncle…

  1. Back in the day, chimps probably didn’t have scientists teaching them shit in order to get their studies to look relevant.

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