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Sunday, March 05, 2006
Altruistic and cooperative behavior not unique to humans.
More behaviors proposed by some to be unique to humans prove not to be. Warkenin and Tomasello show altruistic cooperation in young chimpanzees and in prelinquistic children at 18 months. Melis et al. show that Chimps recruit the best collaborators.