Isabel Behncke: Evolution's gift of play, from bonobo apes to humans
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This Lesson is about our similarity to apes, and how they solve their problems so peacefully at times but us humans, the more "advanced" species, can behave so primitively.
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This talk shows how simplistic and happy life can be. Bonoboes, who are very similar in genetics to us, solve all their problems by simple play. There's no war or physical struggle for power. It is funny to think that we as humans consider ourselves to be so much higher advanced than these creatures, however we conduct ourselves in such barbaric fashions. I think the study of apes and our ancestrial history can tell us alot about where we're going for the future. There is so much to be learned in these amazing creatures. Research Links http://www.primates.com/bonobos/bonobosexsoc.html www.janegoodall.org/ http://www.greatapetrust.org/ http://www.cs.unc.edu/~plaisted/ce/apes.html
Apes & Humans at one point had a common ancestor, but we seem so drastically different. What does that tell us about who we are & where we are going?