IN CONTEXT

KEY FIGURE

Jane Goodall (1934–)

BEFORE

1758 Carl Linnaeus, the father of taxonomy, dares to classify humans within the rest of nature, calling us Homo sapiens (“wise man”).

1859 Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution further challenges the established view that man is different from the animal kingdom.

AFTER

1963 Konrad Lorenz publishes On Aggression, proposing that warlike behavior in humans is innate.

1967 Desmond Morris, a British zoologist and ethologist, publishes The Naked Ape: A Zoologist’s Study of the Human Animal, a major study that describes human behavior in the context of the animal kingdom.

Modern molecular studies mapping ...

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