Thursday, September 18, 2003

Monkeys show sense of fairness and justice

BBC reports here that researchers demonstrated that when monkeys observed their colleagues getting greater rewards for the same tasks, they refused to perform future tasks or sometimes refused future rewards in protest. The abstract of the study can be found here, in the most recent edition of Nature.

This study may require a reordering of our species. It appears that monkeys have evolved characteristics more advanced than Bush.

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