[lg policy] Teaching A Chimp To Speak In 'Project Nim'

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 31 16:22:19 UTC 2011

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Teaching A Chimp To Speak In 'Project Nim'

Are humans the only animals capable of using language? A controversial
scientific experiment in the 1970s attempted to answer that question.
A new documentary looks at the scientists behind that experiment, who
raised a chimp as a human and tried to teach him sign language. Jenny
Lee and Bob Ingersoll, both interviewed in the film, and Science
Magazine's Jon Cohen discuss the ethics of "Project Nim."

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