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Unformatted text preview: 201-02#14Chimpanzee Politics Discussion PointsI.Introduction. a.The clowns of the animal world would obviously feel very much at home in a political arena (de Waal 4). Isnt the human race, as we know it, nothing more than one big political arena?b.I found it interesting that the chimps throw stones at onlookers. Does this suggest they are being playful or that they dont like us?c.Their technical skills are inferior to ours, but I would hesitate to make such a claim with regard to their social skills (de Waal 39). Do humans have bad social skills? I would argue yes, that is because we cannot ever seem to disagree peacefully.II.Chapter 1.a.In de Waals dream, when Yeroen refuses to let de Waal in, it brings up two points. The first being that chimps obviously have human qualities if individual apes can be identified in dreams; secondly, his dream suggests that apes and humans are not meant to be intertwined....
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course POLI 120 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at Winona.
- Spring '08