Essential Joseph Chilton Pearce 45Animal Play and ImaginationTheme:play, intelligenceSummaryTranscript
Here Joe challenges the myth that animals don’t imagine or play. He describes a list of play activities that have no Darwinian survival meaning. He mentions Stuart Brown MD and the National Institute for Play. The animals are responding to what can be done with their physical surroundings. Human imaginative play involves creating an image internally and playing in that new reality, projecting it on the external world and modifying it. This is an evolutionary leap far beyond with animal play.