Date: 2017-05-25 05:54 am (UTC)
flwyd: (darwin change over time)
From: [personal profile] flwyd
Haidt highlights that chimpanzees don't seem to have "shared intentionality" like humans do. They can do something together, like hunting, but they don't really cooperate. He quotes Michael Tomasello saying "It is inconceivable that you would ever see two chimpanzees carrying a log together." Chimps don't share a mental representation (which requires understanding what you're doing, understanding what your partner is doing, and understanding that your partner understands what you are doing). So while chimps are individually quite clever, a group of chimps doesn't act in ways that benefit the group except insofar as it benefits the individuals. And that group-benefit activity is one key aspect of hives.
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