Mysterious chimpanzee behaviour could be 'sacred rituals' and show that chimps believe in a god

Mysterious chimpanzee behaviour could be 'sacred rituals' and show that chimps believe in a god:

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No opinions to render but the scientific information presented in this UK paper’s report is a little more than interesting..


The scientist described seeing the behaviour through cameras that were set up to watch the chimpanzees. They saw them assembling piles of stones — of a similar kind of the ritual cairns that have been found throughout human history.

Chimpanzees and other apes have long been known to use stones and other materials as tools, including their use as nutcrackers to get into food that is cased in a hard shell. But the new behaviour doesn’t seem to have the same functional purpose.


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