Samstag, 19. März 2016

religiöse Menschenaffen

Biologen haben jetzt an Schimpansen ein bizarres Verhalten beschrieben, das sie am ehesten als "Religion" deuten.

Mit großer Hingabe schmeißen die Schimpansen immer wieder Steine auf einen bestimmten, wohl "heiligen" Baum. Gemäß von SPAM befragten Experten sind die nächsten spirituellen Entwicklungsschritte nur eine Frage der Zeit.

- Heiliger Bimbam! – Schimpansen erfinden Religion (SPON, 03.03.2016)
Two Monkeys Were Paid Unequally: Excerpt from Frans de Waal's TED Talk [2:43]

Veröffentlicht am 04.04.2013
What happens when you pay two monkeys unequally? Watch what happens.
An excerpt from the TED Talk: "Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals." Watch the whole talk here:

Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals [16:52]

Veröffentlicht am 10.04.2012 Empathy, cooperation, fairness and reciprocity -- caring about the well-being of others seems like a very human trait. But Frans de Waal shares some surprising videos of behavioral tests, on primates and other mammals, that show how many of these moral traits all of us share.

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Born good? Babies help unlock the origins of morality [13:32]

Veröffentlicht am 18.11.2012
Can infants tell right from wrong? And if so, how would you know? Come to Yale's baby lab. Lesley Stahl reports.