Re: Non-feeling, or just sensible?

Hara Ra (
Sun, 25 May 1997 11:05:20 -0700

Dan Hook wrote:
> It's rather interesting that this seems to have been the case for a very
> long time. In chimpanzees, the political leader has less children than
> average. This was discovered using DNA testing of hair fibers as well as
> feces. I would find it interesting if someone checked on the reproductive
> success of the leader's siblings.

How about offspring? It may be that the children of alphas though fewer
in number, produce more children or have less infant mortality.

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