That does look like a good episode I will have to check that out. Some good homework gents, if a guy finds the time to invest those lengthy videos it can be well worth it.
Somebody was discussing primate aggression and they pondered the question what if humanity was a closer relative to the bonobo rather than those chimps? The idea being that we could possible be a gentler more sharing society like some of the behaviors exhibited in bonobos.
I question the idea that humans are less prone to use violence, in the sense that it appears to be more of a learned behavior rather than an innate DNA centered one. Considering what I have observed in young children and their reflex to give out little slaps ect. What might be more telling is the adults like myself who find it a bit funny, because you realize in that moment they have emotions just like you but have not yet learned it is not okay to manifest them into violence. When your an adult you have to scheme and think up other ways of "clapping back" when feeling slighted.
The idea that we overestimate ourselves and our capabilities as humans is an interesting thought indeed. One I would agree is highly underestimated when considering how the doo doo found its way to the ceiling fan. My thoughts are a work in progress but I have an idea around how basically memory serves as the skeleton key to everything. We can't even remember what we had for breakfast three days ago let alone try to catalogue and manage the imperceptibly long existence that is the human experience. Add a few billion minds to that equation trying to explain their ideas to one another while simultaneously trying to sort out the collective memory is a dubious enterprise on its best day. I even have a hard time holding onto my own thoughts writing this and trying to build on what was already spoken. The thoughts can vanish as quickly as they appeared.
Edited by FLASHINGROOSTER, 20 October 2021 - 03:35 PM.