Re: The origin of personal property

Paul Crowley (
Sun, 25 Aug 96 09:11:43 GMT

In article <4vnmss$> "HARRY R. ERWIN" writes:

> In behavioral experiments, it becomes very clear that chimps have a
> concept of 'ownership.'

"Mine" is a farily easy concept. But "thine" is not. We need a
society where individuals don't take other's property when the
owner is not around. Chimps are a long way from that.