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The Age of Empathy

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The Age of Empathy: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society by Frans de Waal. The 9th work by Dutch-born Frans de Waal, now Professor (and a few other titles) at Yerkes National Primates Research Center in Atlanta: The Age of Empathy - Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society. Selected as one of the 100 most influential people by Time in 2007, Frans' work can be characterized as explaining altruism and empathy from a Darwinian perspective. Fascinating, to say the least, and very encouraging for our species' future. Recommended!

Want to build one of my designs?

I am flattered but would also like us to agree on a few rules.

My designs are the best I can make them, including reliability and safety. A lot of effort, time and money goes into them, and I enjoy doing it.

Nevertheless, I have obviously no control over how, where or when somebody would use a design of me. Therefore, I cannot guarantee that it will do as advertised in all cases and circumstances. I also have to decline any and all responsibility for any damages, direct or consequential, resulting from the use of my designs. Sorry about that, but that's how my lawyer wants it...

If you want to build one for your own use, go ahead. It would be nice if you would let me know how it all works out.

If you like to use one of my designs for a commercial product, we can discuss the terms of such use. If you plan to make money out of them, I would like to have some compensation for my work and effort as well. Or, if you are in need of a design consultant for a project, let me know. I’m sure we can work something out to mutual benefit.