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jhameia:

driftingfocus:

anogoodrabblerouser:

disquietingtruths:

universalequalityisinevitable:

Robert Sapolsky about his study of the Keekorok baboon troop from National Geographic’s Stress: Portrait of a Killer.

Thiiiiiiis, people, thiiiis!

1. Kill alpha male types
2. Achieve world peace

Got it.

I’ve actually read a lot of Sapolsky’s work.  He’s one of my favorite scientists in the neuro/socio world.

I just watched the documentary and there is so much more about the troop that isn’t in this photoset—not only does the troop have a culture of little aggression and greater cooperation, but any incoming jerk baboons learned within a few months that their shitty behaviour was in no way acceptable, that the troop only rewarded sociability, and they changed accordingly. 

If effin’ baboons can learn this there’s pretty much no reason to believe that our only option in dealing with assholes is to just ignore their behaviour and let it continue.

wrinkledspines:


ain’t nobody fuckin with my clique

wrinkledspines:

ain’t nobody fuckin with my clique

forthewildthings:

  • Striped hyena pups

    Hyaena hyaena 
secretempires:

I don’t want to die without having seen this.

secretempires:

I don’t want to die without having seen this.

juu-arts:

I was going to color this but then nahh

juu-arts:

I was going to color this but then nahh