Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Interested in Bonobos, friends and peace-issues?
I'd recommend de Waal's book "Bonobos," the first chapter of which you'll find on the WUaS Bonobo chimpanzee page below. And here's a recent email of mine to this nontheist Friends' email list, which I added to my blog -
http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2012/06/double-helix-thoughts-about-evolution.html. I've added other emails to this NtF list with thoughts about what NtFs might learn from Bonobo here (haven't explored vice versa yet) here - http://scott/-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/Bonobo%20chimpanzees - and here - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/nontheist%20Friend. And here's World University and School's Bonobo chimpanzee page for further (somewhat academic) idea sharing, including videos, about Bonobos - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Bonobo_chimpanzee. It's the peace aspect of Bonobos - no known fatalities among them - emerging via evolution by natural selection which I find so relevant for Friends, and which I hope Quakers and NtFs might even learn from.
Is their 'peaceable kingdom' (the Congo isn't these days - it's a democratic republic with a fair amount of violence - perhaps WUaS could help lessen this) because of their sexuality?
With f/Friendly greetings, Scott