Re: Religion Explained -- Almost

Date: Tue Jul 17 2001 - 12:50:38 MDT

In a message dated 7/17/01 11:31:29 AM, writes:

>Yes. Almost no one looks for evolutionary signals of intragroup
>cooperativeness because they don't expect to find any.

Am I missing something? Primatologists often view grooming,
sex, and food sharing as cooperation signals within groups.
I've heard of content-free greeting rituals as a mechanism
for humans to use grooming signals in their large groups
while still having some time to do things other than paw each

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