Food sharing in bonobos: Tolerant sharing in a despotic society The study of food sharing in apes can provide an interesting perspective on the evolution of altruism in early hominids. Sharing food can be an altruistic behaviour, entailing costs to food-owners and benefits to others,, but several alternative hypotheses have been proposed. For example, when […]
OXYTOCIN INCREASES TRUST IN HUMANS Michael Kosfeld, Markus Heinrichs, Paul J Zak, Urs Fischbacher, Ernst Fehr Nature 435 (7042), 673, 2005 Trust pervades human societies 1, 2. Trust is indispensable in friendship, love, families and organizations, and plays a key role in economic exchange and politics 3. In the absence of trust among trading partners, […]
This is an opposing view that attacks sex and Dawn. He consistently refers to females needing resources from males. This is because males have betrayed females and taken all the resources for themselves. Further on in the video he begins to backtrack on he’s position to Sex at dawn, the book.
This video by Dr Christopher Ryan, co-author of Ses at Dawn encapsulates my fascination with bonobos. It explains why our species finds it difficult to be monogamous and why shame for thinking about sex so damaging for us due to our heritage as a very sexualised species. It’s not since the agricultural revolution however this […]