Kid Justice and Stone Age Monkeys

A new Yale study shows that many children are willing to make personal sacrifices to punish wrongdoers — and even more so if they believe punishment will teach the transgressor a lesson. Anthony and Jeff are heartened by the findings and wonder if there is encouraging evidence about how humans perceive justice. Then, researchers have discovered that one population of white-faced capuchin monkeys in Panama have entered the Stone Age. Jeff and Anthony talk about what this means for how we conceptualize evolution, until Jeff ruins everything with a pun.

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Today’s stories: 

This one: https://news.yale.edu/2020/11/23/children-more-willing-punish-if-wrongdoer-taught-lesson

And this one: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/a-group-of-panama-monkeys-have-entered-the-stone-age

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