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Banking in nature

Postby Pandora » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:25 am

Is there an equivalent behavior to banking and money lending in nature, or animal kingdom, or is this a 100% purely human creation? I just can't think of any.
What could be the closest analog in nature?
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Re: Banking in nature

Postby Alf » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:31 am

Pandora wrote:Is there an equivalent behavior to banking and money lending in nature, or animal kingdom, or is this a 100% purely human creation?

It's a 100% purely human creation.

Pandora wrote:What could be the closest analog in nature?

No one, of course. They are too far, far, far away.
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Re: Banking in nature

Postby demoralized » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:32 am

http://content.time.com/time/health/art ... 21,00.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih9M2d-KaMA
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/w ... fruit.html

Seems like animals using money to me

As far as banking is concerned... I suppose a squirrel burying a nut is akin to a bank
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Re: Banking in nature

Postby Pandora » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:50 am

demoralized wrote:http://content.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1700821,00.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih9M2d-KaMA
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/w ... fruit.html

Seems like animals using money to me

As far as banking is concerned... I suppose a squirrel burying a nut is akin to a bank


I think a more accurate comparison would have been if the male monkey stole the fruit from the female and then gave it back to her in return for sex. Lol!
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Re: Banking in nature

Postby Alf » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:20 pm

demoralized wrote:Seems like animals using money to me

As far as banking is concerned... I suppose a squirrel burying a nut is akin to a bank

The example lacks money. Money is not involved in this example.

Pandora wrote:I think a more accurate comparison would have been if the male monkey stole the fruit from the female and then gave it back to her in return for sex. Lol!

:)

The example lacks money. Money is not involved in this example, although it is indeed a more accurate comparison.
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Re: Banking in nature

Postby demoralized » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:35 pm

I think food is being treated as money/currency in the examples
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Re: Banking in nature

Postby Arminius » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:59 pm

Money is something between the things and those who want the things (e.g. food). The examples lack this something. Money is such a something. It is something that can be exchanged between things, between living beings, between things and living beings, provided that these living beings confide, trust, believe in it as a means of exchange (barter). Money is a promise, which will be fulfilled in the future. So, if the money shall work, the promise shall be fulfilled in the future, one has to confide, trust, believe in it; and if one really confides, trusts, believes in it, it will work, the promise will be fulfilled.
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