hierarchy as destructive force within the human psyche

sapolsky & baboonMaybe baboon society and human society ain’t that different – both have a similar hierarchy that operates by dominance by aggressive few at the top who get to dump their stress onto those below.

Prof Robert Sapolsky thinks we can learn a lot from baboons. He ought to know, he’s been studying them for four decades.

This is an segment of the excellent documentary documentary Stress: Portrait of a killer and looks at what happens when all the alpha-males in a troop of baboons die because they won the fight to eat meat from a dump that turned out to be poisonous….

See for  yourself what happens…



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