hello again. today i saw a chamng example of cooperative behavior.
( i realize this is only distally related to the ongoing discussion
but the situation deserves comment ). pairs of young children were
playing a game that required them, each pair, to carry a inflatable
ball across a plaza with their noses. to do this the children would
stand face to face and press the ball between themselves with their
noses. being nosey myself (i couldn't resist) i watched them walk
sideways to move the ball while pinching proboscises. of course,
if one pressed too hard,or too lightly, or walked too quickly or
failed to keep pace the ball couldn't be carried across.
also, i once again highly suggest that anyone interested in
cooperative behavior should read Kropotkin's MUTUAL AID.