April 17th, 2006

note to self

more news about our closest relatives

Psychological news from the world of primates: chimpanzees demonstrate altruism.

New ground rule: if members of a species have saved human lives or demonstrated the capacity for altruistic behavior, DON'T EAT THEM. That means no cats*, dogs, horses, parrots, dolphins, or monkeys on the dinner table, thankyouverymuch.

*Except for around our place, where "Nemo! Paws! Off the table, dude!" is a frequent utterance. *sigh*