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Do chimpanzees believe in God?

Researchers studying the behaviour of chimpanzees in the Republic of Guinea have recently made a startling discovery.

Defending our faith Chris Sinkinson
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They claim that there is evidence for some kind of worship activity. A scarred tree drew the attention of German university student Laura Kehoe, who set up a remote camera to watch what chimpanzees were doing. It isn’t that the chimpanzees were found sitting in rows listening to notices being read out before passing round an offering plate, but they were seen throwing stones at a tree.