[ExI] Bonobos was Ants again
hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Sun Jun 29 17:07:48 UTC 2014
On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 5:00 AM, "spike" <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
>>...What? Chimps engage in wars and frequently systematically kill
> Ja, Ann likes bonobos. Those are a much more peaceful brand of chimps.
Bonobos are a major mystery. Chimp numbers are ultimately limited by
a feedback mechanism, i.e., they kill each other at a rate that
depends on the density of chimps.
> It would be cool to investigate whether the chimp warfare severity is
> related in any way to the abundance of food and territory. Reduction of
> chimp colonies by poaching or wildlife management might increase the
> available territory and food resources available to the colonies and reduce
> their inter-colony battles.
This is obviously true. However, human encroachment into the areas
they are occupying is more likely to increase their density and
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