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Missed

September 17, 2019

I missed a day. Or rather, I wrote a post but it got too long, and I decided I needed to spend more time thinking it through.

Tonight at Darkly we discussed this documentary, about the ways in which the great apes differ from humans. There are fewer than you might think. Despite its sensationalist style, it’s a good documentary, and well-worth watching. I was particularly surprised by the sentence-understanding and number-memorising abilities of other primates.


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