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http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2007/716/1 - What Makes Us Human? Spite.

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Chimpanzees can be vengeful, aggressively punishing a wrongdoer, but new research shows that they will not hurt another chimp just because they can. Spite, it seems, may be an exclusively human emotion.
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The so-called pinnacle of evolution results in spiteful beings. That's just too funny.
Permalink son of parnas 
July 22nd, 2007 1:12am
"So called"? Which species would you rather be?
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 22nd, 2007 1:17am
> Which species would you rather be?

Oh I don't know, maybe a species that didn't take such joy in enslaving and killing each other.
Permalink son of parnas 
July 22nd, 2007 1:20am
I saw that article when it came out and although the experiment was interesting, their misusing the word spite drove me FUCKING INSANE.

Dammit to hell, if you are going to publish a study, at least look up words you don't know in the fucking dictionary.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 22nd, 2007 1:20am
> drove me FUCKING INSANE.

Not difficult it seems.
Permalink son of parnas 
July 22nd, 2007 1:25am
son of parnas makes me miss idiot-b-gone.
Permalink Send private email Impractical Economist 
July 22nd, 2007 1:30am
> son of parnas makes me miss idiot-b-gone.

I understand that you want easier game to hunt.
Permalink son of parnas 
July 22nd, 2007 1:35am
The study itself is fine and worth bringing up, I was just posting my pet peeve about it.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 22nd, 2007 1:35am
Spite can be favoured by kin selection when: (a) it leads to an indirect benefit to some third party that is sufficiently related to the actor (Wilsonian spite); or (b) when it is directed primarily at negatively-related individuals (Hamiltonian spite). Negative relatedness occurs when two individuals are less related than average.
Permalink look it up 
July 22nd, 2007 1:35am
> son of parnas makes me miss idiot-b-gone.

:)
Permalink bob 
July 22nd, 2007 2:58pm
If I didn't say this here months ago, I said it somewhere else. Just tooting my horn...
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July 23rd, 2007 11:11am

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