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  •  Supporting Our Elders Goes Back to Mammalian (1+ / 0-)
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    slothlax

    pack predators, at the latest. I'm not sure there was anyone around able to call an idea dumb back then.

    Altruism in general goes back to the earliest cooperative social species doesn't it? Ants at the latest, maybe bacteria?

    For my money, and I do mean money when I'm looking at conservatism, it's the idea that an intensely social species, with a multimillion year history of being so, should attempt to operate as standalone individuals is the radical new theory.

    The oldest it is in great apes is the orangs. How's that working out for them?

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 05:55:26 PM PST

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