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Chimps one with the Dao?

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Apparently, when they get ill, they know what to eat to cure themselves. A research project is being set up to observe them & screen the plants they eat for compounds for use in human medicine.


"Chimp medicine is good medicine"


I'd always assumed animals (unless maybe they're traumatised) were "one with the Dao", and that humans weren't because we'd developed the ability to use language to communicate, & from there it crossed over into the medium for thought. But I wasn't so sure about apes, which have some capacity for language. But this level of sensitivity to their own bodies and the plants around them - judging from the story they select plants by instinct rather than learning from the other chimps - suggests they are...


A vote for Trunk's icon :D

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