Monday, December 6, 2010

Frans de Waal on Chimps, Empathy, and Religion

Dutch primatologist and ethologist Frans de Waal appears on prime time to discuss his thoughts on empathy and its evolutionary origins.
 

2 comments:

Vi Wickam said...

Interesting perspective. I don't think that existence of a natural law or inborn morality in primates as well as humans precludes the possibility of a higher power. Those who believe in creation might attribute inborn morality as the mark of the creator's hand...

Tom Paine's Ghost said...

Does the creator's hand have an opposable thumb?