New Baboon

(Audio - streaming) John Horgan examines how Americans seem to have a completely different attitude toward war than we did thirty years ago. He takes us on a stroll through Hoboken, asking strangers one of the great unanswerable questions: "Will humans ever stop fighting wars?" Strangely, everyone seems to know the answer. Robert Sapolsky brings us farther afield - to eastern Africa, where a population of baboons defies his expectations of violent behavior. Robert is ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Kaizar Campwala - Nov 12, 2009 - 9:36 AM PST
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Edited by: Fabrice Florin - Nov 12, 2009 - 12:53 PM PST
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by Fabrice Florin - Nov. 12, 2009

Insightful radio program about whether or not violence will always be part of our nature. This show features two scientists who study primates to address this question, with very different conclusions. The research on the behavior of baboons in East Africa is particularly interesting.

I think Radio Lab is one of the best radio programs about human behavior and social issues. They have created a unique way to present important information and entertain at the same time. Highly recommended.

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by Kaizar Campwala - Nov. 12, 2009

Wonderful storytelling.

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