Animal cooperation (Ch. 9)
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Author:  Dexter [ Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:48 am ]
Post subject:  Animal cooperation (Ch. 9)

Haidt quotes the very interesting observation from a chimpanzee expert that "It is inconceivable that you would ever see two chimpanzees carrying a log together."

The expert then points out that even when monkeys are hunting together, they aren't really cooperating -- they don't communicate and have to fight for the spoils after, etc.

I'm no animal expert, but are there really no examples of real cooperation (based on these characteristics)? I could have sworn I've seen some on the Discovery channel. I wonder if this guy he's quoting is too eager to draw a line between humans and other animals.

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