NY Daily News: We are not alone: Apes can plan, tell written words from gibberish

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"I’ve got a Ph.D., for God’s sake, you would think I could out-think an orang and I can’t," says scientist who is studying just how smart apes are.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The more we study animals, the less special we seem.

Baboons can distinguish between written words and gibberish. Monkeys seem to be able to do multiplication. Apes can delay instant gratification longer than a human child can. They plan ahead. They make war and peace. They show empathy. They share.

"It’s not a question of whether they think – it’s how they think," says Duke University scientist Brian Hare. Now scientists wonder if apes are capable of thinking about what other apes are thinking.

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