- Nov 23, 2013
Any shared behaviour has passed through 500 million years of divergent evolution, so there are no reliable points of resemblance between them in the current era.
Bears have a strong hierarchical structure through male dominance, territory and mating preference.
That is the point Peterson was trying to make.
Arguing whether he could have used a different organism as an example, is being contrary for the sake of semantics.
Lobsters were the example he chose and his point, hierarchy is innate and evolutionary, rather than modern social construct is irrefutable.