Primatologist Frans de Waal has spent 40 years studying the behavior and emotions of primates. He talks about how primates experience jealousy, reconciliation, and empathy — just like humans. "That's spectrum
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The Greek philosopher Xenophanes came up with the word “anthropomorphism,” meaning “human form” in the fifth century BC to protest the poetry of Homer, which described gods with human shapes and qualities.
Rats' faces express joy when the animals are tickled. Fairness matters to monkeys; when food offered to their social partners is of higher quality than what they themselves receive, they become highly
Mama is the hook for de Waal's broader argument, in which he chips away, example by example, at any notion of human exceptionalism in the emotional realm. A young chimpanzee habitually carries around corpse