Re: Any real evidence for evolution, point on point.
I hope no one is missing what's most amazing, because it isn't the rapidity of the touches. It's that the chimp looks at the numbers for only a second before hitting the circle that replaces them with white boxes. The chimp not only knows the ordering of the digits 1-9, he can remember them positionally after just a glance.
Me too, that's what I meant by "keeping up" with him/her. On some of them, the numbers go white before I can ever read them all, let alone remember which one was where.
Now, I'm sure that if I practiced a bit then I could get up to speed. But still, I'd probably be doing a bit of concentrating and if you watch the chimp, they seem so nonchalant and their performance is effortless. They're even kinda looking around not really paying attention as they're doing the task.
That really amazes me.
People are occasionally born with amazing talents, and since we're just animals it shouldn't be surprising that the same is true of animals. This chimp's talents seem similar in nature to a human savant's.
I wish I remember where I ran across the video. We were talking about chimps, in general, having a better visual memory than humans, in general.
That is, I'm not sure there was anything special about this chimp in particular, and they may just excel at tasks like these.