Mary Brock works as an Immunology scientist by day and takes care of a pink-loving princess child by night. She likes cloudy days, crafting, cooking, and Fall weather in New England.

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  1. August 22, 2012 at 12:04 pm —

    I <3 Bonobos! They are my favorite non-human primate.

    One anthropologically pedantic nitpick with the article: the author quotes an anthropologist who says that bonobos exhibit culture. This is an ongoing argument among cultural and primatological anthropologists. I tend to think that bonobos do not have culture and that only humans have culture. Some of the great apes (bonobos and chimps specifically) exhibit signs of a sort of proto-culture (e.g., tool making) but they do not have anything even remotely close to the kind of culture humans have.

    • August 23, 2012 at 6:24 am —

      Since you’re already pedantically nitpicking, is there a precise definition of culture in this context ? Or more simply put, is there some sort of consensus of what constitutes the boundary between non-culture and culture ?

  2. August 22, 2012 at 2:42 pm —

    I enjoyed that logo article so much I wish it were longer and covered more logos.

  3. August 22, 2012 at 11:53 pm —


    That was an interesting video. I never thought of bonobos as tool makers before. Thanks for sharing it.

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