Brains and brawn

Sometimes, might doesn’t make right. Sometimes might just makes you so punch-drunk that your peaceful, over-sexed cousins wind up doing better than you on intelligence tests.

The bonobos, chimp-like apes who live in matriarchal family groups and frequently use sex to resolve social conflicts, defied expectations by beating the group of chimpanzees in intelligence tests, because the chimps were too busy fighting among themselves for dominance.

Are there parallels here for philosophy? One can only hope.

 

(Thanks, S!)

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