The Gift of Play


Dee found this informative video clip from the TED (riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world) website, highlighting Isabel Behncke’s talk: Evolution’s Gift of Play, From Bonobo Apes to Humans. The description explains:

With never-before-seen video, primatologist Isabel Behncke Izquierdo (a TED Fellow) shows how bonobo ape society learns from constantly playing — solo, with friends, even as a prelude to sex. Indeed, play appears to be the bonobos’ key to problem-solving and avoiding conflict. If it works for our close cousins, why not for us?

You can watch this interesting 7:01 minute video talk, which closely relates to Pastor Dee’s sabbatical theme of Creative Play and Spirituality: