Joint cooperative hunting among wild chimpanzees: Taking natural observations seriously

@article{Boesch2005JointCH,
  title={Joint cooperative hunting among wild chimpanzees: Taking natural observations seriously},
  author={Christophe Boesch},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={28},
  pages={692 - 693}
}
  • C. Boesch
  • Published 1 October 2005
  • Psychology
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Ignoring most published evidence on wild chimpanzees, Tomasello et al.'s claim that shared goals and intentions are uniquely human amounts to a faith statement. A brief survey of chimpanzee hunting tactics shows that group hunts are compatible with a shared goals and intentions hypothesis. The disdain of observational data in experimental psychology leads some to ignore the reality of animal cognitive achievements. 
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