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    Is the presumption in the quote that the animal kingdom is less compassionate than humankind a fair one or is the opposite true?
    No, it's fucking bullshit by people who don't know anything about the animal kingdom outside of Disney movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    It's a perfectly logical thing to do, but I don't know any human women who ate their babies. Not that it never happens, but I don't think it's as common as it is in the animal kingdom.
    No it is not. But as I mentioned before, Chimps who are really closely related to us, will kill and eat other tribes babies. In fact, they literally will go to war and take those as a 'snack' with.

    Meanwhile, we might not eat our babies, but many a woman has snapped under the pressure of child rearing and turned on her children.
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    It's called looting, you damn hippies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amargith View Post
    No it is not. But as I mentioned before, Chimps who are really closely related to us, will kill and eat other tribes babies. In fact, they literally will go to war and take those as a 'snack' with.

    Meanwhile, we might not eat our babies, but many a woman has snapped under the pressure of child rearing and turned on her children.
    Yeah and we eat other creatures' babies. I don't think we're any better or worse myself. But I'm glad my mother only left the rare welt or bruise and didn't eat me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    Yeah and we eat other creatures' babies. I don't think we're any better or worse myself. But I'm glad my mother only left the rare welt or bruise and didn't eat me.
    LOL. I think we all are
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    It's a fake?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0..._n_673999.html
    sadwww.fugly.com/pictures/19006/monkey_puppy_thief.html

    In China right now (as almost always, it seems) there is angst about good actors in society. Another recent one is the Good Roommate. Some kid ran into a collapsing room during the Ya'an earthquake to save the computers--that's right, the computers--of his dorm mates. A photo was taken and everything. They--the Chinese--or at least the Chinese as represented by the "young" ones on the internet--are trying to create social institutions. Big formal institutions like the Red Cross of China are thoroughly corrupt in practice, so who will save us, how can we be humans, why are we even men, etc. In response, images and stories are being created and transmitted.

    It might even be right to say that where memes in western internets are for fun and games, Chinese make memes for actual social propaganda. These things are picked up and carried forward not just by government agents bent on controlling the populace, but by actual free agent citizens because that's sort of how Chinese communicate with one another.

    This monkey-dog one, however, seems like it may be of the fun and games variety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amargith View Post
    LOL. I think we all are
    Now I'm thinking, since it's almost Mother's Day, that this should be the theme of a card:

    Dear mom, thank you for not eating me when I was a helpless infant!

    You're the best!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    Now I'm thinking, since it's almost Mother's Day, that this should be the theme of a card:
    LOL...the look on her face should be worth it
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    Great apes seem to be more similar to humans than we tend to believe.


    Bonobos display consolation behavior, a sign of sensitivity to the emotions of others and the ability to take the perspective of another. Photo courtesy of Zanna Clay.
    http://news.emory.edu/stories/2013/0...on/campus.html

    There's a movement to grant them some rights that tend to be exclusive to humans (due to the movement, some countries already grant them a special protection):
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Ape_Project
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    Plenty of animals are dicks by human standards.

    Dolphins are capable of being assholes.

    In some species of fish, the dads try to eat their own kids.

    Even housecats frequently kill small animals for reasons that have nothing to do with food.
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