Wandering Thoughts

October 30, 2013

Parenting advice…

Filed under: Ramblings and Musings — terence @ 12:35 pm

No doubt, just like development, much in parenting theory is contested. However, I think at least some useful learnings can be inferred from p7 of ‘Why Humans Cooperate‘:

We know there must be “human genes” that somehow allow for culturally acquired behavior, as chimpanzees reared (enculturated) alongside human children do not acquire anything approaching adult human behavioural patterns or social norms. Interestingly, although human-reared chimpanzees seem to acquire little from their human families via imitation, these families’ human children have been observed to readily acquire a number of behaviors from their physically more advanced chimpanzee “siblings,” including knuckle walking (even after achieving full bipedality), shoe-chewing, a habit of scraping their teeth against interior walls, excessive biting, and a range of sterotypical chimpanzee food grunts and hoots.

October 11, 2013

Protest

Filed under: Ramblings and Musings — terence @ 8:58 am
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It would be an exaggeration to say Australia, or any country, redeemed itself through its protest songs. And yet, listening to this, for a few happy minutes at least, it feels that way.

October 6, 2013

The sky, the sky, the sky!

Filed under: Ramblings and Musings — terence @ 2:23 pm

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