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GarrisonMiniatures Inactive Member05 Mar 2016 3:28 a.m. PST

Is nothing sacred?

'New footage shows chimpanzees engaging in bizarre behaviour which might be a form of sacred ritual that could show the beginnings of a kind of religious belief.'


This leads to a few interesting thoughts – religious wars between two groups of apes 'Rally to defend the honour of the One True Tree'

jpattern2 Inactive Member05 Mar 2016 8:36 a.m. PST

Chimpanzees in West Africa have been spotted banging and throwing rocks against trees and throwing them into gaps inside, leading to piles of rocks.
Sounds more like a game to me, but the relation to early human cairns is definitely compelling.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2016 10:30 a.m. PST

So, basically, they may have combined horseshoes with basketball?

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2016 1:55 p.m. PST

Getting ready for Spring Training in the African developmental league. Pitchers and catchers report first.

Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member05 Mar 2016 4:22 p.m. PST

Step 1 = Cairn of Stones

Step 2 = ?

Step 3 = Throwing bones around tall black monolith

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2016 11:33 a.m. PST

Next year in the news:


No chimps on planes anymore. Trump talkes about interment camps for chipms. Fox news talked about No go zones in London zoo as radical chimps forces chimprea law!

XRaysVision Inactive Member07 Mar 2016 6:17 a.m. PST

Humans have religions.

Humans do meaningless stuff.

Humans sort of look like chimps.

Chimps do meaningless stuff.


Chimps have religion.

Oh, and if a duck floats….

nazrat07 Mar 2016 7:45 a.m. PST


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