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friendship

  1. ScurveDream

    Should friendship be forced? How exactly does "friendship" or "having friends" work across different parameters?

    I have noticed some people just always have friends, and they don't do anything special or specific to make or keep them. Sometimes it's just neighborhood kids, workplace, schools, etc. -- and often it just naturally happens. I find it disheartening that some say that "making" or "finding"...
  2. haidut

    Gorillas Have Developed Human-like "societies" That Are Not Based On Kin

    One of the central dogmas in biology is that any large number of animals behaving as a group in deliberate manner, spanning multiple generations, is invariably based on kin. The dogma argues that this is the only way individual survival and procreation can take a back stage to the interests of...
  3. haidut

    Every Year, A Penguin Swims Thousands Of Miles To Visit A Man Who Saved Him

    I really liked this story, not only for its feel-good effect, but because it once again illustrates just how intelligent and human-like animals can be. Not to mention that swimming several thousand miles every year, just to be with the person who saved him, flies in the face of all current...
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