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2016-01-17 20:09:47 Post No. 569389
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"Frequently we imagine that we are behaving in a particular way because such behaviour accords with some abstract, lofty code of moral principles, when in reality all we are doing is obeying a deeply ingrained and long ‘forgotten’ set of purely imitative impressions.”
― Desmond Morris, The Naked Ape: A Zoologist's Study Of The Human Animal
"It must be stressed that there is nothing insulting about looking at people as animals. We are animals, after all. Homo sapiens is a species of primate, a biological phenomenon dominated by biological rules, like any other species. Human nature is no more than one particular kind of animal nature. Agreed, the human species is an extraordinary animal; but all other species are also extraordinary animals, each in their own way, and the scientific man-watcher can bring many fresh insights to the study of human affairs if he can retain this basic attitude of evolutionary humility."
Thoughts on evolutionary psychology, /his/? Is it mostly a pseudoscience? Are there legitimate things to learn from the discipline?