This book does makes you take stock of who we are as a species. The most Salient point was the misrepresentation of the commonly abused concept of "Survival of the Fittest" and the way it is used to justify things like unbridled capitalism. In the Ape world it would be better phrased as "Survival of the Most Cooperative". Any big bully does not last long, and the others soon gang up to put an end to the tyranny. In one case some group members went so far as to tear the bully's balls off. Really! A good, good book from a true Scientist. I liked it but it does have a dark side.