Chimps may lack altruism

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Thu Nov 03 2005 - 08:36:29 MST

This article seems relevant to various issues discussed on this list in the
past regarding the evolution of altruism:

Basically, these folks did experiments indicating that chimps will not
behave altruistically, i.e. they don't want to carry out actions that
benefit other chimps if no benefit comes to themselves in the process.

-- Ben G

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