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Tame Theory: Did Bonobos Domesticate Themselves?: Scientific American

1 February 2012

Tame Theory: Did Bonobos Domesticate Themselves?: Scientific American.

There are so many interesting things written about evolution and natural selection that it is impossible to keep up with everything especially when one is an eclectic like me, flitting hither and thither looking at new discoveries or articles like a Pica pica (magpie) decorating its nest with jewels. And is that not what I do a lot of here?! Anyway, this article is worthy of note – the idea that Bonobos tamed themselves the way humans did with wolves or Belyaev with his famous foxes.

See the following for a suggestion of human self-domestication –

On human self-domestication, psychiatry, and eugenics

Martin Brüne

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