October 3rd, 2012

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Did human evolution favor individualists or altruists? Altruists.

Did human evolution favor individualists or altruists? Altruists.

Black-and-white colobus monkeys scrambled through the branches of Congo’s Ituri Forest in 1957 as a small band of Mbuti hunters wound cautiously through the undergrowth, joined by anthropologist Colin Turnbull. The Mbuti are pygmies, about 4 feet tall, but they are powerful and tough. Any one of the...

Posted by Michael Zeleny on 3 Oct 2012, 15:38

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