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(TreeHugger)   Even apes handle social distancing during times of sickness better than Americans   (treehugger.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Ant, Sociology, Bacteria, Infection, Behavior, Infectious disease, Immune system, Honey bee  
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2020-07-19 10:15:50 AM  
3 votes:
Yes, but Americans throw their own feces almost 25% less often than Chimpanzees do and only 5% more frequently than Gorillas.

It's not all bad.
 
2020-07-19 5:11:54 PM  
1 vote:

JasonOfOrillia: Yeah, but apes don't read philosophy.


That's not entirely fair since Kant read.
 
2020-07-19 4:46:40 PM  
1 vote:

Jaws_Victim: If old people can drive at least as well as sleep deprived apes, you'd think they could social distance.


Old people? It was three 20-something guys telling me yesterday that I should not worry about a mild flu. With no masks and the collective brains of a fence post.
 
2020-07-19 4:43:17 PM  
1 vote:
People are pretty good about avoiding sick people, if the sickness is detectable. People intuitively notice if you have are flushed, pallid, sweating, have impaired behaviour, etc. If you have a disease that spreads asymptomatically it doesn't work, but that wouldn't make a good slideshow.
 
2020-07-19 4:18:28 PM  
1 vote:
humans are apes, so no, we don't
 
2020-07-19 1:24:22 PM  
1 vote:

luna1580: great. Homo sapiens sapiens is easily outsmarted by ants. again. that fills me with hope about the coming months....


The chimps on capital hill sure show the limits of homo sapiens sapiens.
 
2020-07-19 1:14:38 PM  
1 vote:
When I see a non-masker or a person wearing some sort of totem of alternate reality-ism, I know to stay away.  It's a visible symptom, just a disease of a different sort.
 
2020-07-19 1:01:45 PM  
1 vote:

AliceBToklasLives: Mooammar Al-Cowddafi: Cows are suspiciously missing from that list.  Not surprising considering mad cow disease, but also there's no social distancing on farms.

I don't know that article seems a bit off.  I don't buy the whole "see...animals are smarter". They work more on instinct. Will need to research this more.

It would stand to reason that any adaptation which encourages an animal to stay the fark away from sick animals would be passed on.

My guess that non-human animals feel some kind of repulsion towards sick animals and that humans feel the same but our big brains allow us to overcome that feeling. And apparently we've beeb farking up on social distancing for some time as chapter after chapter of Leviticus sets out social distancing requirements for people with illnesses like skin disease.

So we fark up with disease because we're smart but we also come up with things like vaccines because we are smart.


The people we're being told to stay away from aren't visibly sick.
 
2020-07-19 12:06:25 PM  
1 vote:

Mooammar Al-Cowddafi: Cows are suspiciously missing from that list.  Not surprising considering mad cow disease, but also there's no social distancing on farms.

I don't know that article seems a bit off.  I don't buy the whole "see...animals are smarter". They work more on instinct. Will need to research this more.


It would stand to reason that any adaptation which encourages an animal to stay the fark away from sick animals would be passed on.

My guess that non-human animals feel some kind of repulsion towards sick animals and that humans feel the same but our big brains allow us to overcome that feeling. And apparently we've beeb farking up on social distancing for some time as chapter after chapter of Leviticus sets out social distancing requirements for people with illnesses like skin disease.

So we fark up with disease because we're smart but we also come up with things like vaccines because we are smart.
 
2020-07-19 11:39:49 AM  
1 vote:
Cows are suspiciously missing from that list.  Not surprising considering mad cow disease, but also there's no social distancing on farms.

I don't know that article seems a bit off.  I don't buy the whole "see...animals are smarter". They work more on instinct. Will need to research this more.
 
2020-07-19 10:11:53 AM  
1 vote:
Yeah, but apes don't read philosophy.
 
2020-07-19 3:41:12 AM  
1 vote:
great. Homo sapiens sapiens is easily outsmarted by ants. again. that fills me with hope about the coming months....
 
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