Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 14 02:53:49 UTC 2010

Tonight's PBS show, "The Human Spark," discussed chimp behavior.

The term regularly used by the primatologists to refer to interactions
within groups was "chimpanzee politics."

This sense of "politics" went undefined except for a parallel use of
"manipulation" and "social scheming."

It was indicated that chimps do not use "language" but do take part in


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