Planet of the Apes Isn't Fiction - #2

A Spot of Science: Planet of the Apes Isn't Fiction - #2

Can animals teach their offspring a language? And what other amazing things are animals picking up from humans? Gus Sorola challenges Chris Demarais and evolutionary biologist Sally Le Page with some of the quirkiest science questions submitted by viewers. Brought to you by Blue Apron (http://cook.ba/2kcG5A1)

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  • VPAlien FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    I know she meant GSL as in "Gorilla Sign Language", but my first thought was she meant they were teaching Gorrilla's about the "Global Starcraft League". Like fuck yeah Koko! Show NesTea whats up!!

  • adamstyles FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Loving the show; definitely needs to keep going. 

    But those graphics do not need to be on screen for so long. 

    And I don't think we need photos of kale smoothies and milk bottles.

    It's a little distracting. 

  • AutoPhox FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    This is great! The episodes need to be longer to make room for more conversation. Go science!

  • emeryy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Short 'n Welsh

    4 months ago

    My neighbour still gets the glass bottles with the foil tops delivered. I didn't really know it was still a thing.

    • RyanScottBennett

      4 months ago

      My mother in law still gets glass bottles delivered. It's a lot more expensive than going to the shops.

  • Dingotaz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    I love this show! Learning made fun every time! 

  • ylurkes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    They're wearing the same clothes that they were wearing on episode 1. The illusion is broken. BROKEN! :D

  • ElefanteRosado FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Christopher A.

    4 months ago

    That was Chris moment it will never happen again.

    • thirsten55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      Don't count him out just yet. 

  • Jpalivoda FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    chris really needs to stop waiving his finger at sally

  • CloakaDagger FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Took a break from studying for my Gross Human Anatomy midterm to get in even more bio.

  • Peyto_Chesto FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    I love sally.

  • acrolaer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Chris and Sally would be soo adorable together I think.. I feel like they'd have the most interesting/crazy conversations hahah

    • ZeusBaxter FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold THAT Guy

      4 months ago

      Too bad shes not into men lol.

    • RavenSugara FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      ...and here I thought I couldn't like her better,

    • Cameyjw FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Cameron

      4 months ago

      You like her better because she doesn't like men? Nice Misandry. Sexist. 

    • Chromatik FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Mega Trainer

      4 months ago

      Nah, we just like her better because we're lesbians too! Queer people gotta stick together, you know? 

    • Blutonian FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Tech Guardian

      4 months ago

      She actually identifies as mostly asexual, because it's rare that she is attracted to anyone, but when she is, she's not full lesbian, more bisexual with a slight leaning towards females.

      Which means, everyone's got a chance, it's just a really small one.

  • AndyMayne FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    You still have to pay $30 for the blue apron thing

  • waffflexboy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    I think this show would be cool if they pulled a second person on with chris and made them guess at answers to questions

  • Shadowwrath FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Okay, if both apes and dolphins have a sense of hearing and the ability to tap things, why not teach them both Morse code?

    • RavenSugara FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      I feel like a dolphin would take ages to type out Morse code.  I'd watch that YouTube video though.

  • PrivateStock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    I NEED MORE SALLY LE PAGE IN MY LIFE.

  • psycho_n3rd FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Professional Amateur

    4 months ago

    Where do octopi fit into all of this?

    • RavenSugara FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      Literally anywhere and in anything :p

    • Blutonian FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Tech Guardian

      4 months ago

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    • Augmented_Smurf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Smurf

      4 months ago

      @Blutonian You probably spent entirely too long on that, and I probably laughed entirely too hard at it. Well played.

    • Blutonian FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Tech Guardian

      4 months ago

      @Augmented_Smurf  Spent about 15 seconds total, it was already a thing. Google Image Search, copy & paste.  :)  Glad you enjoyed it though.

  • Joshua396 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    • Jsnider26 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eggnog

      4 months ago

      Same.

  • Killroy999 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Liking the new structure of the episodes. Feels more polished. Also, I could listen to Sally talk all day lol. Following this show for sure.

  • DocNameless FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    My favorite episode so far. 

  • Rallion2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    I like this series, but I did prefer the old format where they'd tackle a few questions at a time.

    • BenEeckman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      I love the new format. Chris trying to explain complex things is so entertaining to watch.

  • Dark1Zonez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold MannyJM

    4 months ago

    Love watching these videos! I learn so much without even knowing. 

  • DavidBatterb

    4 months ago

    T-Shirt right there - Roosterteeth loves Tits.

  • twister666 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    I didn't graduate high school or get a GED but wouldn't animals having the ability to learn by watching the actions of others be like a basis for evolution or something.

    • swordking123 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      not at all. That's why you did graduate. Evolution implies it would be genetically passed down (like Sally said) Every gorilla would have to learn the language when born just like humans,

    • Rallion2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      Saying "that's why you didn't graduate" is pretty unnecessarily catty.
      Also, humans language isn't genetic, so your point is a bit off base.

    • EnderofGames FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      Either He edited it or you misread. Not sure how it would make sense either way, though. 

    • aussieaussieaussieoioioi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      swordking123 - You're ignoring memetic evolution, which is exactly what learning and teaching is - the evolution and distribution of ideas and behaviours. So you're ignorant, and twister666 is technically correct.

  • CptObvious1994 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Thanks, Captain Obvious

    4 months ago

    The orangutan sawing wood was in the opening scene of Aladdin, right?  gavin

  • Mr_Eddy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    I could watch a full podcast of this.

  • RavenSugara FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    1) I keep reading that as demerit, and having to remind myself it's supposed to be a reward.

    2) if you can teach an ape sign languages, and you can teach a dolphin to do tricks based on hand movement, you could at least concieveably have an ape guide a dolphin through a show, though I suppose they wouldn't be having an actual conversation.


    If you use the board thing and teach a dolphin to bop the commands with its nose though...maybe?

    • EnderofGames FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      Yeah, I'm sure it is useless, but it would be cool to have the world's first (one-way) conversation between an ape and a dolphin. Somewhere out there, there is entertainment value in selling that video, too. Sea-World show run by an ape. 

  • woard FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Chris' idea might actually be a really good one, learning how to teach two different species to communicate could help us learn to communicate with aliens, if we ever meet them that is.

    • Sticbas FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      Well... We would already know how to approach that. Scientists have found very old texts of dead languages and were able to figure out the language completely. We already have this ability to figure out a language as long as context is provided. If we every encounter aliens we could easily teach them our language or vise versa. Even if we are unable to verbally communicate, we still have the ability to communicate via written language. Chris' idea is better for observing how mammals learn.

  • SauceChuffer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    I love this show and I'm a fan of Sally but I think t would be interesting to get other people in other fields of science maybe as a guest on top of Sally to answer questions in Chemistry (the best one) or Physics

    • inventor121

      4 months ago

      Chemistry is merely a subset of physics, physics is the best science!

    • SauceChuffer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      I mean we could have a debate but i respect your opinion so i won't but I hope you agree with me that biology is the worst of the three

    • EnderofGames FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      Physics is a subset of mathematics, which is where sets and subsets originally- I trump your physics with mathematics! Math is the greatest and most pure science! 

  • Grouchy_Marx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Never thought I'd see the day.  Chris momentarily outsmarted Sally. 0_0

  • Coots_McGoots FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold stanky poots

    4 months ago

    O_O i want to see this ape dolphin emoji based skype experiment happen. hurry up and do it science

  • acidfire6859 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Hearing some of the things Chris says physically pains me.

    • BeavyMcBeaverson FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Good times to be had.

      4 months ago

      Oddly enough though, it's questions like his that give people the ideas to test things. I mean I am sure when the idea of teaching sign language to a gorilla first came up people thought it was stupid. But yeah, sometimes he hurts me too.

  • dkcholo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hi?

    4 months ago

    does sally live here now?


    • exodea5 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      No I think that they just recorded a bunch when she was there which is why they are all in the same clothes as the last episode

    • WhiteWolfLcT FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      They are all wearing the same clothes as last episode, so they probably flew her down and recorded all of the episodes at once.

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    4 months ago

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      4 months ago

      your comment chain is a beautiful story XD

    • Chris FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      Couldn't have done it without you.

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    4 months ago

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    4 months ago

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