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[463] � Today�s chimps have nearly the same-sized brains as australopithecines did. �They make and use tools, and an orangutan was even trained in captivity to make stone tools .� All great apes have learned to use sign language and some even invent their own signs .� I think it very reas onable to believe that relatively sophisticated tool use among humanity�s ancestors predates, perhaps by several million years, those stone tools dated to 3.4-3.3 mya.� Tools may be hundreds of millions of years old, and insects, fish, cephalopods, and reptiles use tools today.� The protohuman equivalent of Nikola Tesla (although it may have been a female) discovered how to bang two rocks together to create a hard edge used for cutting, perhaps with a little inventor�s serendipity.� It may not be possible to overstate the significance of that invention. [464] � More than a million years of free hands, due to australopithecine bipedal posture, probably led to the most significant tool-making event in Earth�s history to that time.� The shortening fingers and lengthening thumbs of australopithecines led to more dexterity, and in training today�s great apes to make stone tools, their relative lack of dexterity has been noted as an impediment.� Also, the increasing dexterity of the protohuman hand is linked with neurological changes, from the hands to the brain, as early protohumans took tool-making to a new level, in another case of mutually reinforcing positive feedbacks. [465] Although that australopithecine may have been the smartest member of its species, with an ape IQ that went off the scale, his or her brain was the same size as the fellow members of his or her species, but that would not last long.� The swift climb to the appearance of Homo sapiens had begun.� When that likely human ancestor made the first stone tool, it was the culmination of a process of increasing encephalization and manipulative ability that probably began its ascent with the appearance of apes and accelerated when humanity�s ancestors became bipedal .� Studying great apes today and applying those findings to humanity�s ancestors is problematic, but there has probably not been significant evolution in great apes since they descended from the last common ancestor that they shared with humans, particularly chimpanzees.� About one mya, bonobos split from other chimpanzee populations and became a separate species, but for many years scientists did not realize it. �Another chimpanzee split about 1.5 mya created east and west chimp species that are virtually indistinguishable today.� It is widely considered to be very likely that the last common ancestor of chimps and humans looked like a chimp. [466] Other than hu mans, rhesus macaques are Earth�s most widespread primates, and both species are generalists whose ability to adapt has been responsible for their success.� Rhesus macaques are significantly encephalized, about twice that of dogs and cats, and nearly as much as chimpanzees.� Rhesus macaques have what is called Machiavellian social organization, in which everybody is continually vying for rank and power is everything.� Those with rhesus power get the most and best food, the best and safest sleeping places, mating privileges, the nicest environments to live in, and endless grooming by subordinates, whom the dominants can beat and harass whenever they want, while those low in the hierarchies get the scraps and are usually the first to succumb to the vagaries of rhesus life, including predation. 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