Frans De Waal Quotes

Frans De Waal Quotes: Religions have a strong binding function and a cohesive element. They emphasize the primacy of the community as opposed to the individual, and they also help set one community apart from another that doesn't share their beliefs.
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Frans De Waal Quote: The thinking is that we started evolving language not by speaking but by gesturing.
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Quotes about Frans De Waal: The possibility that empathy resides in parts of the brain so ancient that we share them with rats should give pause to anyone comparing politicians with those poor, underestimated creatures.
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Quote about Frans De Waal: Humans became easy prey when they moved from the forest to the savanna, which deprived them of the option of climbing trees to flee predators. This shift made it necessary for the men to actively protect the women and their babies. Only as a result of this protection were women able to give birth in shorter intervals, perhaps once every two or three years. This meant that they could produce offspring about twice as frequently as apes. I would be willing to bet that this rapid reproduction is one of the reasons why we dominate the world today, and not the apes.
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Frans De Waal Sayings: It is hard to get animals which normally pay little attention to each other to do things together. One can teach dolphins to jump simultaneously out of the water precisely because they show similar behavior spontaneously, but try to make two domestic cats jump together and you will fail.
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Frans De Waal Saying: In humans, the family prevents infanticide. Next to language, the core family, consisting of a mother, a father and children, is the greatest difference between us and other primates.
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Sayings about Frans De Waal: The role of inequity in society is grossly underestimated. Inequity is not good for your health, basically.
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Saying about Frans De Waal: I've argued that many of what philosophers call moral sentiments can be seen in other species. In chimpanzees and other animals, you see examples of sympathy, empathy, reciprocity, a willingness to follow social rules. Dogs are a good example of a species that have and obey social rules; that's why we like them so much, even though they're large carnivores.
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Frans De Waal Quotes: There is little evidence that other animals judge the appropriateness of actions that do not directly affect themselves.
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Frans De Waal Quote: As far as the environment is concerned, I am becoming pessimistic because I do not see anybody stepping up and taking the long view approach. It seems like we're stuck in a tragedy of the commons where everyone is trying to contribute as little as possible to get out of this situation.
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Quotes about Frans De Waal: Studies of reconciliation in primates have demonstrated that if the relationship value increases between two parties they are more willing to make peace.
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Quote about Frans De Waal: When someone brutally kills someone else, we call him
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