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Tool Making?

You said that this result was evidence of tool making. In fact, what you saw could be considered evidence that chimps can use tools, but not evidence that chimps can make tools. You didn't really see the chimp making a tool, did you? Do you think this proves that chimps can not make tools? No! In a demonstration experiment, we can only find evidence to support our hypothesis, or fail in trying. Logically, we can't prove that something is impossible, just because we didn't happen to see it.

Please try again to design an experiment to see if chimps are capable of making tools.

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