March 15, 2011
Evolving Cooperation

A new survey of existing hunter-gatherer bands has validated a new theory about how, and why, the human/chimpanzee split occurred. By confirming through genetic surveys that hunter-gatherer groups are actually not strongly related to each other, scientists have confirmed a prediction of the new theory that it was our ancestors' ability to recognize and cooperate with each other that started us on the road to humanity.

Posted by scott at March 15, 2011 09:31 AM

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