[extropy-chat] Re: technological equilibrium

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 21 19:23:26 UTC 2004

--- Samantha Atkins <sjatkins at gmail.com> wrote:
> Depends on your definition of "human" and "tool making".   Some other
> critters fashion primitive tools though  for one time use afaik.

Actually, a troop of apes in Africa has been found which has used the
same rock and boulder to crack nuts in the same spot in the same way
for generations. Looks like early homo habilis-like behavior. Dolphins
have also been known to remember where they leave certain objects for
long periods.

Mike Lorrey
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