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and Vanessa Woods (author of Bonobo
Handshake), who published it online in their newsletter, facebook and twitter sites.
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With examples from the animal kingdom, particularly the bonobo
, he cites altruism, empathy, and sex as the social glue that functions as the communal peacekeeper.
In The Bonobo
and the Atheist, Frans de Waal seeks to normalize the idea that human morality-not the revealed sort, dependant on a deity, but the endemic sort, our innate impulses-should be figured into a vast gradient of mental, experiential, and cognizant stances on life, in which we all independently co-evolve.
Additional materials include an author interview, information about the Congo, and information about bonobos
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Compared with those of chimps, bonobo
brains displayed bigger, more-developed regions thought to be vital for feeling empathy, perceiving distress in others and feeling anxiety, Rilling said.
Ape House is the story of Isabel Duncan, an earnest, conscientious scientist devoted to the six bonobo
apes she studies.
But if you put us in a sharing, non-zero-sum-based environment where sharing makes more sense than hoarding, then we tend to go more toward the bonobo
approach to life.
Also, according to National Geographic, "The bonobo
, an African ape closely related to humans, has an even bigger sexual appetite.
The authors write at length, and with humor, about the genetic connection to our nearest primate cousins, and question why the chimpanzee is considered the model for human history and not the bonobo
. Is it because modern day man is at war over scarce resources and the bonobo
just wants to have sex and eat.
The chimpanzee's cousin, the bonobo--our other close ape relative--has never been documented killing another bonobo
: they generally resolve conflicts within the group by sexually pleasuring one another.
Also helpful were the suggestions of longtime dancer Carola Marashi, who has figured out how to express her "inner bonobo
" in the context of a monogamous, loving relationship.