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The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris
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Sep 09, 11

Read in June, 2011

Provocative form the first page, this assay of Desmond Morris has left a deep mark on the scientific career of many people.

The importance of this work lies in the efforts to understand who and why we are like that by means of the comparison between conduct patterns in humans and among our closest relatives: apes and monkeys. But a big mistake in The Naked Ape is over-simplification of biological evolution.

Some statements are not simply aggressive but politically incorrect, by telling that the summit of human evolution is among the american-like society only.

However the reader will be aware that making the right questions about what makes Homo sapiens a human
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