Thursday, January 27, 2005

Human values similar to those of chimps

Here is some science news:
Chimps' Sense of Justice Found Similar to Humans'

Inequities big and small can lead people to believe that life is indeed not fair. But how humans respond to unfair situations depends on the social circumstances: inequality among friends and family, for instance, is less disturbing than it is among strangers. The results of a new study indicate that the same is true for chimpanzees, a finding that sheds light on how our sense of fairness evolved.
Yep, I am disturbed by injustices to my kids. Glad to see that chimps see it the same way.

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