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    Reference : New Scientist 10 May 2014, page 12

    In the 1970's, Jane Goodall was studying chimps in the wild in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. In the chimp tribe she was studying, a strong alpha male leader, she called Leakey, died. Almost immediately, the tribe split into north and south units. Leakey was replaced by a male chimp she called Humphrey, but he turned out to be a weak leader and could not hold them together. Two brother chimps, she called Hugh and Charlie, led the south group into splitting off. Hostilities began.

    The chimps that joined the north group had social contacts in that group before the split, and the opposite was true for those joining the south group. The war lasted four years and was very bloody. Groups of chimps would raid the other side and pick on a single chimp, savagely beating it. Eventually the south group was destroyed and the seven leading males of that group died or vanished.

    Chimpanzee violence can be extreme with murders, mutilations and even cannibalism.

    Does all this look familiar to you? Do you see any lessons we can learn from?


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    Quote Originally Posted by skeptic View Post
    Do you see any lessons we can learn from?
    War is generally bad, but we like it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by skeptic View Post
    Do you see any lessons we can learn from?
    Chimps are not cute little apes that ride on Tarzan's shoulder.
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    Does all this look familiar to you? Do you see any lessons we can learn from?
    Don't screw around with chimps and let them stay in their natural environment to live the way they are supposed to and have been doing for thousands of years.
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeptic View Post
    Reference : New Scientist 10 May 2014, page 12

    In the 1970's, Jane Goodall was studying chimps in the wild in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. In the chimp tribe she was studying, a strong alpha male leader, she called Leakey, died. Almost immediately, the tribe split into north and south units. Leakey was replaced by a male chimp she called Humphrey, but he turned out to be a weak leader and could not hold them together. Two brother chimps, she called Hugh and Charlie, led the south group into splitting off. Hostilities began.

    The chimps that joined the north group had social contacts in that group before the split, and the opposite was true for those joining the south group. The war lasted four years and was very bloody. Groups of chimps would raid the other side and pick on a single chimp, savagely beating it. Eventually the south group was destroyed and the seven leading males of that group died or vanished.

    Chimpanzee violence can be extreme with murders, mutilations and even cannibalism.

    Does all this look familiar to you? Do you see any lessons we can learn from?
    If I do not agree with my prime-minister,.. I should kill and eat him, and share the best pieces of meat with my potential allies, so I can bond with them?

    What lessons can I learn from this?

    I thought us humans were supposedly be the smarter species?

    If there is a lesson worth being told,.. that chimps have warfare,... Duh, we humans have that too. What else is new?
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    The chimps must have converted to a religion. Religion is the only reason why there are wars, or so some people say.
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    But Humphrey-ism is a religion of peace!! As also is Hugh-and-Charlie-ism. Or maybe Leakey-ism was the religion of peace?

    You'll be able to see that Hugh-and-Charlie-ism is the true religion of peace once the infidel Humphrey-ist pretenders have all been wiped out, and the Hugh-and-Charlie-ists are finally able to establish their divine theocratic paradise on Earth.


    "Oh Hugh and Charlie!! Hallowed be thine names! Thine Kingdom come! Thine wills be done, on Earth, as it is in heaven!!!
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