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Old 05-27-2019, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by DSeid View Post
Indeed when closest non-human primate is the prompt I think chimp.
And my point is there's no scientific reason to think chimp and not bonobo.
The small biological differences between the bonobo and the chimp leads to very different gender roles. Not cultural factors.
I don't think we're actually in a position to say there isn't a cultural component to the chimp-bonobo behavioural differences. There is a biological component, that's not in question. But there's also clear environmental differences, and cultural differences can't be that easily dismissed.