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Valiant Dancer
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Posted - 02/27/2012 :  08:32:24  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Linky here

Yeah, thought that might catch your attention.

It appears that Yale was doing a study on whether Capuchin monkeys could be taught the concept of money.

It appears the monkies learned all too well.

One attempted to steal "tokens" from others (getting himself a butt kicking) and another exchanged "tokens" for sex.

The published paper is oddly devoid of these observations. I have a feeling that it may be the subject of one of these folks later papers.

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HalfMooner
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Posted - 02/27/2012 :  08:55:34   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'll admit that there have been times in the past when I would have appreciated having some of those monkey brothel tokens.

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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marfknox
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Posted - 02/27/2012 :  12:20:00   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit marfknox's Homepage  Send marfknox an AOL message Send marfknox a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, it is called the oldest profession in the world.

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HalfMooner
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Posted - 02/27/2012 :  17:51:34   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by marfknox

Well, it is called the oldest profession in the world.
Yeah, and I think that implies the capuchin monkeys will soon organize a priesthood, the second-oldest profession. Money is so corrupting.

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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