Tools, what separates us from animals
12 Aug 11
Chimps are known for fashioning tools and in fact using multiple tools. http://www.navs-online.org/animal_issues/animal_intel/human_sup.php For me my favorite tool is a hammer. If the hammer I have at hand won't do the job I get a bigger hammer.
12 Aug 11
Chimps use implements not tools; a tool is an artefact fashioned for a specific purpose. The site you cite is nonsense "Since the dawn of time, we were supposedly the only animals with a real language. By the 20th century that notion was already discredited," Except no other animal has been shown to use a real language! Yes, animals communicate but don't use a real language Yes, animals use implements but don't fashion tools all the best urban
1 Aug 11
I don't think it is actually tools what make the difference from annimals, a lot of annimals use some kind of tools. I think is art which makes the difference: the eternal interest that mankind have to speak to the society with abstract representations... anyways, at the moment I don't have hammers (I used to have two but I have lost them) so now my favourite tools, apart from the computer and printer, are a pen, a scotch and a cutter...