A Primate's Memoir Topics for Discussion

Robert Sapolsky
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What was the point of Sapolsky's research on the baboons? How did his research interests change over time?

Discuss three facts about baboon society that Sapolsky uses to overturn common misconceptions about baboon social life.

How do the titles of the four parts of the book correlate to the events in those parts?

Discuss the ascendancies of three of the alpha males in Sapolsky's tribe.

Which of Sapolsky's stories did you find the most unbelievable and why?

Explain how Sapolsky ties together his research and his love for his baboons. To what extent does he balance them effectively?

What is the significance of the Masai to Sapolsky? Give at least two replies and explain them in detail.

Given how Chapter 29 ends, is A Primate's Memoir a tragedy? Why or why not?

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