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Frans De Waal

Twelve Angry Men: What're They So Pissed Off About Anyway?

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

Anger is a complex emotion. It can help us survive (the infant fought off the assailant with her bare baby hands!); it can lead us towards justice (no justice, no peace!); it can make us sick (after years of incarceration, now cancer). So it's only fitting that a play titled Twelve Angry Men.

God and Morality: Asking the Wrong Question

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.09.2013 | Books
Jeff Schweitzer

Frans de Waal's new book The Bonobo and the Atheist asks a question that vexed Greek sages thousands of years ago and every philosopher since: are we moral because we believe in god, or do we believe in god because we are moral?

What Monkeys Can Teach Us About The Gender Pay Gap

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.03.2012 | Women

I could have done with some of that monkey's unfailing self-belief and refusal to accept the scraps out of life.

Cara Santa Maria

Seven Things We Can Learn About Love From Bonobos

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 02.14.2012 | Science

2012-02-14-Screenshot20120214at9.46.31AM.pngHere are seven things we can learn about love from bonobos, as described by Dr. Christopher Ryan.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Are We Not Apes?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.08.2012 | Education

Although chimpanzees and bonobos are practically equivalent to humans in terms of our shared DNA compliment, they are not the same species by any stretch.

Frans de Waal on Politics, Fairness, and Human Nature

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Eric Michael Johnson

The theme of Frans de Waal's newest book is the culmination of his work to date and presents a synthesis of the factors that account for cooperative behavior in the natural world.

Why Men and Women Make Different Ethical Choices

Mark Matousek | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

While men would be wise to grasp the possibility that there are no absolute moral truths, and that not all people have equal needs, women can be encouraged to separate feeling from thinking long enough to protect themselves from unfair treatment.

Chimpanzees Prefer Fair Play To Reaping An Unjust Reward

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eric Michael Johnson

Fairness is the basis of the social contract. As citizens we expect that when we contribute our fair share we should receive our just reward. When s...

The Scientists' Bark

G.A. Bradshaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
G.A. Bradshaw

The author of Elephants on the Edge: What Animals Teach Us About Humanity examines new findings from primatology and neurobiology.