Back in the 1970s, a chimpanzee named Nim Chimpsky took part in a Columbia University research study called "Project Nim."<quoted text>
I wondered the same thing. What is going on with this person who keeps posting this on every possible topic. It never relates to any of the topics and is so ridiculous and is completely false. I did my research on the topic and did find it on the Internet; but the source is unreliable....meaning it has no factual content.
This is either a person who I believe is alone, has no friends, family probably is non-existence and believes everyone else in the world is at fault for their sad life. Or it could be a housewife who works a menial job, is loud and obnoxious, has children, but no one including her family likes her.
In either case, as a result of never accomplishing anything in life, they try to boost their ego by putting others down. They say these absurd things because they are jealous souls and are very pathetic human beings.
Project Nim was led by Herbert Terrace, a psychologist at Columbia who was attempting to find out if a chimpanzee could learn to communicate using American Sign Language.
"Everyone knows that words are learned one at a time," but something happens when children begin to combine words and create true language, Terrace says.
The question, he says, was, "Could Nim do this?"
A newly released book takes a look at the project, and the people involved examine the ethics of the experiment.
The name Nim Chimpsky was a twist on Noam Chomsky, the MIT linguist who theorized that language as we know it is unique to humans. Terrace wanted to disprove Chomsky's theory and show that a chimpanzee could develop real language.
To immerse Nim in a world where he would be taught sign language in the same way a human child would, Terrace brought him to live with a family in New York City in 1973, not long after the chimp was born. There, Nim joined a sprawling, chaotic blended family with many human siblings who could teach him sign language.