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  • n. Plural form of bonobo.


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  • By my convention, intelligence may be detectable, as you later talk about intelligence in bonobos, as they are observed to design and manufacture tools, (this tallies with aiguy's suggested definition) but are you not talking about "Intelligence" here, which means something different?

    Bunny and a Book

  • Another [bonobo] similarity with humans is increased female sexual receptivity. ... a much longer part of estrus in bonobos than in chimpanzees.

    Scientists Prove Humans Aren't So Smart!

  • The bonobos are a group of polyamorous monkeys who solve all their problems by having sex with each other.

    Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.: The Problem With Zen Boyfriends

  • Like the sexy apes known as bonobos, this kind of open sexuality served a social function that provided a way to relieve stress and form long-lasting bonds.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • Many a year ago, a group of scientists were studying apes known as bonobos in the Congo.

    All articles at Blogcritics

  • She used a plethysmograph to register their sexual arousal to certain stimuli such as bonobos having sex, heterosexual sex, homosexual sex, masturbation, etc.

  • The only organisms in existence now that we even suspect to be descended from them can barely handle differential calculus and show only the vaguest signs of sentience, and frankly I think the evidence that they were descended from bonobos to be more compelling.

    365 tomorrows » 2010 » May : A New Free Flash Fiction SciFi Story Every Day

  • Third, I was thinking about some of the patterns of violence and non-violence among bonobos, hyenas, and lions, as well as chimps--which I learned about while co-authoring another book with another world-class expert, Harvard anthropologist Richard Wrangham.

    Dale Peterson: Animals Have Morality, too!

  • However, sticking to complex signed language which bonobos at least appear capable of, if they acquire it within the same developmental time window as human infants would keep Caesar and his people uncanny and alien, underlining the irreducible fact of their non-human sentience.

    Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.: "Are We Not (as Good as) Men?"

  • On the other hand, SF's foremost uplift candidates are elephants, cetaceans -- and, of course, bonobos and chimpanzees.

    Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.: "Are We Not (as Good as) Men?"


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