TED Talk--The Surprising Science of Alpha Males

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TED Talk--The Surprising Science of Alpha Males

Post by achilles » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:23 am

I thought I'd share this talk. It confirms my suspicions that among chimpanzees (and probably humans, too) a bully does not an alpha make.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPsSKKL8N0s
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Re: TED Talk--The Surprising Science of Alpha Males

Post by Random » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:47 pm

That was really interesting. I didn't realize that Alpha Chimps were so compassionate and, really, acted like a good human leader.
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Re: TED Talk--The Surprising Science of Alpha Males

Post by deacon blues » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:27 pm

My first question is if Alpha males breed more than beta males will it lead to more fights on a local level and more wars on a national level? My next question is Chimpanzees campaign for leader of the pack? Fascinating. My next question is Alpha males share their mates? Wow! Shades of Joseph!
The indications of animals providing empathy is interesting. Thanks for showing Achilles. :D
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