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Bonobo Apes, Our Closest Relatives

We have much to learn about ourselves from the bonobo ape, our closest relative. But have they survived human civil war in the Congo?

Bottom-Up Morality: We're Not Good Because of God

Barbara J. King NPR blogs
In a book coming out next week called The Bonobo and the Atheist, primatologist Frans de Waal argues that morality is built into our species. Rather than coming to us top-down from God, or any other external source, morality for de Waal springs bottom-up from our emotions and our day-to-day social interactions, which themselves evolved from foundations in animal societies.
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