I just came back from a community that holds the secret to human survival. It’s a place where women run the show, have sex to say hello, and play rules the day.

Isabel Behncke Izquierdo

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Source: "Evolution's Gift of Play, from Bonobo Apes to Humans." TED2011. Mar. 2011. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote from primatologist and TED Fellow Isabel Behncke Izquierdo is about bonobos, a species of apes that is closely genetically related to humans. Izquierdo is saying that humans could benefit by mimicking the behavior of these apes, and specifically their playfulness, women-centered society, and active sexual nature. The quote is from the primate researcher's 2011 TED Talk about the lessons humans can learn from bonobos. Watch the full TED Talk here: Isabel Behncke Izquierdo - Evolution's Gift of Play, from Bonobo Apes to Humans