Captain Howdy

Chimps create ‘rock music’ by throwing stones at trees

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https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/12/chimps-create-rock-music-throwing-stones-trees

Kalan says the behavior could also be a display of male dominance, because the main rock throwers are usually adult males. There’s also the chance the chimps just do it for fun, although Kalan thinks this in unlikely. “Play behavior is a little less structured, a little more impromptu,” she says. (One of chimps’ favorite ways to play is grabbing each others’ feet while walking so they fall over, she notes.) Still, Kalan can’t rule out this hypothesis completely—nor the idea that the stone-throwing behavior is just the chimps’ very own version of rock music.

Has Ginger Baker has been reincarnated as a chimp?

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1 hour ago, Captain Howdy said:
Has Ginger Baker has been reincarnated as a chimp?

What's more evolved, an ape or a chimp?

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6 hours ago, Captain Howdy said:

A chimp is an ape.

Too much monkey business around here ... :D

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This about sums up "rock" music, anyway.

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More likely they're playing free jazz. I don't know what time signature they're playing but it's obviously not 4/4.

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There's only two rocks thrown and the the filming stops. coming back for a third one. It could be 4/4, but without a score (or being privy to the pre-performance discussion, it also could not be,

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The time between the first two beats is much shorter than the time after the second beat, so he's keeping some odd time. Also, I think he's scat singing.

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Not bad for 5000 million years ago, or whatever their latest guess is.

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