Living, Loving and Dying (Episode 2)
We are taught that competition is the key driver of evolutionary change in animals. But cooperation is key to the success of many species, including humans – the ultra-cooperative species. Many of the behaviours we consider to be unique – like tool use and language are shared by many other animals. But humans have achieved a complexity that far surpasses any animal through pushing the cooperative boundaries past family groups and towards a truly global network. What brought us to this point?