The impulse to be kind to strangers was long thought to be unique to humans, but research on bonobos suggests our species is not as exceptional in this regard as we like to think. Famously friendly apes from Africa's Congo Basin, bonobos will go out of their way to help a stranger get food even when there is no immediate payback, researchers show. What's more, they help spontaneously, without having to be asked first.
Bonobos, like humans, may simply be eager to make a good first impression. "All relationships start between two strangers," [evolutionary anthropologist Jingzhi] Tan said. "You meet a stranger, but you may meet them again, and this individual could become your future friend or ally. You want to be nice to someone who's going to be important for you."
So your average Republican is less evolved than we thought?
Maybe a new sub-species is required, ---- sapien Republicanus.
Yeah, they're just trying to --------.
#1 | POSTED BY THETOM
Actually they do that anyway. Its their way of saying hi.
Help Strangers??? The headline should read " Bonobos Will Screw or Wankoff Anybody, Even Complete Strangers for Food" Bonobos behavior makes exceptions for immediate family.
@#8 The headline should read ...
That was my first choice, but it wouldn't fit in 60 characters.
Yet for all their supposed intelligence and kindness they continue to ignore us when asked to stop m*******ing.
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