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In The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates, Dutch primatologist and ethologist Frans de Waal looks at the evolutionary origins of empathy, noting that apes, for instance, will “voluntarily open a door to offer a companion access to food, even if they lose part of it in the process.”

DJ Isis, band leader Kyteman and a number of leading lights from the Dutch music and dance scene were in parliament on Wednesday to discuss government policy towards the pop industry. The government should give ten big pop venues, festivals or other big events protected status, pop and dance music organisers told MPs during the special hearing. ‘The Oosterpoort and Doornroosje [events] are established institutions, like the Rijksmuseum’, the NRC quotes dance party organiser ID&T’s Duncan Stutterheim as saying.

I don’t know what they’re smoking but it must be strong.

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