FRANS DE WAAL OUR INNER APE PDF

But not all of these parallels are so appealing: the chimpanzee, for example, can be as vicious and manipulative as any human. After all, we share them with another primate: the lesser-known bonobo. As genetically similar to man as the chimpanzee, the bonobo has a temperament and a lifestyle vastly different from those of its genetic cousin. Where chimps are aggressive, territorial, and hierarchical, bonobos are gentle, loving, and erotic sex for bonobos is as much about pleasure and social bonding as it is about reproduction. While the parallels between chimp brutality and human brutality are easy to see, de Waal suggests that the conciliatory bonobo is just as legitimate a model to study when we explore our primate heritage. Frans de Waal has spent the last two decades studying our closest primate relations, and his observations of each species in Our Inner Ape encompass the spectrum of human behavior.

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But not all of these parallels are so appealing: the chimpanzee, for example, can be as vicious and manipulative as any human. After all, we share them with another primate: the lesser-known bonobo. As genetically similar to man as the chimpanzee, the bonobo has a temperament and a lifestyle vastly different from those of its genetic cousin. Where chimps are aggressive, territorial, and hierarchical, bonobos are gentle, loving, and erotic sex for bonobos is as much about pleasure and social bonding as it is about reproduction.

While the parallels between chimp brutality and human brutality are easy to see, de Waal suggests that the conciliatory bonobo is just as legitimate a model to study when we explore our primate heritage. This is an audacious book, an engrossing discourse that proposes thought-provoking and sometimes shocking connections among chimps, bonobos, and those most paradoxical of apes, human beings.

This important and illuminating book should help our own species take [a] lesson in civility to heart. This is a rarity, a superb scientist producing an excellent book for non-specialists. De Waal covers [his topic] with great wisdom and subtlety. This should be required reading for the opinionated cousins or better yet, world leaders whose ancient encounters with Robert Ardrey or Konrad Lorenz have led them to believe what kind of ape we are.

Readers might be surprised at how much these apes and their stories resonate with their own lives, and may well be left with an urge to spend a few hours watching primates themselves at the local zoo.

By turning his binoculars on the human species, he provides us with a revealing picture of the inner ape—what lies inside each and every one of us. No other book has attempted to cover this ground. Few topics are as timely to the understanding of the human mind and behavior. Frans de Waal is the best-qualified scientist not just to describe the results of this research, but to draw out a balanced understanding of what it implies about contemporary politics and social policy. Neuro refers to your neurology; Linguistic refers to language; programming refers to how that neural language functions.

In other words, learning NLP is like learning the language of your own mind! NLP is the study of excellent communication—both with yourself, and with others. It was developed by modeling excellent communicators and therapists who got results with their clients. NLP is a set of tools and techniques, but it is so much more than that. It is an attitude and a methodology of knowing how to achieve your goals and get results.

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Our Inner Ape

But not all of these parallels are so appealing: the chimpanzee, for example, can be as vicious and manipulative as any human. After all, we share them with another primate: the lesser-known bonobo. As genetically similar to man as the chimpanzee, the bonobo has a temperament and a lifestyle vastly different from those of its genetic cousin. Where chimps are aggressive, territorial, and hierarchical, bonobos are gentle, loving, and erotic sex for bonobos is as much about pleasure and social bonding as it is about reproduction. While the parallels between chimp brutality and human brutality are easy to see, de Waal suggests that the conciliatory bonobo is just as legitimate a model to study when we explore our primate heritage. This is an audacious book, an engrossing discourse that proposes thought-provoking and sometimes shocking connections among chimps, bonobos, and those most paradoxical of apes, human beings. This important and illuminating book should help our own species take [a] lesson in civility to heart.

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About the author Human beings are just as closely related to the gentle bonobos as they are to the aggressive chimpanzees. Frans de Waal compares the lifestyle of these two species of apes, in whose groups opposing characteristics such as sympathy and violence, fairness and greed, and dominance and community spirit clash with one another. Their sexual behavior tells us that we need to rethink the origins of our morality. Anyone interested in behaviorism Anyone interested in how morality is established Anyone who wants to know who our ancestors were and what that means for us Frans de Waal b. He is the director of the Living Links Center, an institute dedicated to researching the evolution of apes and humans. Time magazine ranked de Waal as number 79 among the most influential people in the world.

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