If You Knew Bonobos, Like I Know Bonobos…

female Bonobo Chimpanzee © Hans Hillewaert / CC-BY-SA-3.0
female Bonobo Chimpanzee © Hans Hillewaert / CC-BY-SA-3.0

I am fascinated by Bonobos chimpanzees. Primatologist Frans de Waal will give a talk at the main branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia on what he has learned about human morality by studying Bonobo chimpanzees.

I wish I could attend, but alas I have a prior commitment. For those who are able to go here is the info. Please share the information me if you go.

From the Free Library website

Frans de Waal | The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates  (A)
When: Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 7:30PM
Where: Central Library
Cost: $15 General Admission, $7 Students
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Drawing on a wealth of pioneering research, esteemed primatologist Frans de Waal traces the biological roots of human morality to primate social emotions, including empathy, reciprocity, and fairness in The Bonobo and the Atheist. Named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, he is the C. H. Candler Professor in Emory University’s Psychology Department. His many works include Our Inner ApeChimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex among Apes, and The Age of Empathy: Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society. Dr. de Waal is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, and directs the Living Links at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center.

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