Preyed Upon, Hominids Began to Cooperate
Dan Ferber (Science)
“Our hominid ancestors actually lived as prey rather than predators, a researcher argued at the AAAS annual meeting, held in
A somewhat related book, now on the new book shelf, is Frans de Waal's Our Inner Ape. "While the parallels between chimp brutality and human brutality are easy to see, de Waal suggests that the conciliatory bonobo is just as legitimate a model to sudy when we explore our primate heritage. He even connects humanity's desire for fairness and its morality with primate behavior, offering a view of society that contrasts markedly with the caricature some people have of Darwinian evolution." Our Inner Ape: a Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are. Riverhead Books, 2005.