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originally posted by: loveguy
Super good OP!
I didn't pay well enough attention...but would like to ask if the baboons were fed by an outside the troop entity; a human?
I guess so, one a cucumber- the other grapes were given?
...I'm thinking that if the food was provided by an outside the troop entity, all the baboons will have a certain amount of reverence toward whomever fed them during the study...that reverence will then extend to all the troop members in the group because they equally are cared for by this entity?
...if none of them are winning food for the whole troop, none of them gain a 'license' to pick and choose who will eat what?
I guess what I'm asking is;
Are humans in any way interacting with them during the study?
I think the reverence they have for each other stems from the reverence they all share for the guy feeding them...