Praesidium

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Orangutans

Yesterday I learned, from Chris, that Rousseau wrote remarkable descriptions of orangutan 'society' (for want of a better word) given that he'd never actually seen one. Unfortunately, I don't know what exactly he had to say, although apparently Wokler wrote on this. Anyway, I doubt that even he would have predicted that orangutans cannibalize their young!

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At 8:06 pm, Anonymous Eloise said...

I doubt Rousseau would have seen eating one's children as a drawback in a society, given his tendency to abandon his own to pretty uncertain fates...

 

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