Friend Kris from The Panama Adventure sends me links to Ted Talks every once in a while that she thinks I might be interested in. Last week she sent me the link to the video today by Frans de Waal titled Moral Behavior in Animals.
Now, I thought that this was a great coincidence because I’m reading a book written by Daniel K. Riskin titled Mother Nature is Trying to Kill You. Dan is from Edmonton and the co-host of Daily Planet on Discovery Canada and an evolutionary biologist. In the book he documents the experiments outlined in today’s Ted Talk among other gross but yet interesting things about animals and plants.
I think both this video and the book I’m reading show that humans aren’t that different from animals. It was disturbing for me to see the animals in the cages but between this video and the book I’ve learned a lot about where we all fit in the world. And some of it isn’t pretty.Read what others are saying about Mother Nature: http://mostlyharmlessscience.com/2013/10/04/batman-is-back/ http://www.noctilio.com/exploding-whale/ http://logicalgal.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/logical-gal-and-natural-selection/ http://marathonandsprint.wordpress.com/2014/04/27/well-played-mother-nature-well-played/ http://theamazinglifechallenge.com/2014/04/27/creating-a-deeper-relationship-with-nature-part-3/ http://jbrianwaddington.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/the-watcher-part-2-of-2-cicada-exo-skeleton/