Frans de Waal uncut

February 18, 2013

Are humans really unique?  Not as much as we tend to think, says renowned primatologist Frans de Waal.  In this EXTENDED, UNCUT interview, de Waal tells Steve Paulson about the emotional & empathic lives of chimpanzees and bonobos.  He says the origins of morality go far back in our evolutionary history, long before religion ever surfaced.  And we're still grappling with the idea that humans share many moral behaviors with our primate cousins.  This interview was done in partnership with the new science and culture magazine Nautilus.