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Primate Vices: What Monkey Pornography and Celebrity Worship Tells Us About Human Nature

Scientists of all stripes have for years investigated the proclivities and behaviors of our primate cousins in order to gain insight into human behavior, and a recent study of rhesus macaques has added two more shared traits: the enjoyment of pornography and the worship of celebrities.


Here’s Yale psychologist Paul Bloom discussing the findings in this excerpt from his Floating University lecture:


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