…In little more than a single century from 1820 to 19450, no less than fifty-nine million human animals were killed in inter-group clashes of one sort or another…. We describe these killings as men behaving “like animals,” but if we could find a wild animal that showed signs of acting this way, it would be more precise to describe it as behaving like men.
–Desmond Morris, The Human Zoo: A Zoologist’s Study of the Urban Animal
- The Naked Ape: A Zoologist’s Study of the Human Animal
- sat on the shelf
- staring back at me
- in that rural study in Stockholm Syndrome, 70s style
- ‘50% of population live in these unauthorized areas’ being said C-SPAN 3 MarcRosenblum highest priorities for deportation — these are the code words whose seed was planted at the changing of the guard. The end of innocence. The summer of love. The burgeoning war. The permanent regional conflicts centered around oil junkies and pimps.
I viewed my fellow man not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape.
angel, ape, fallen, fellow, fellow-man
Every question we answer leads on to another question. This has become the greatest survival trick of our species.
Desmond Morris “…in 1958 he co-organises an interesting exhibition of which compared pictures made by the likes of infants, human adults, as well as apes. The event was called The Lost Image, it was held at the Royal Festival Hall in London. After assuming the position of Curator in 1959, Morris’ upcoming years begin to fill with strings and strings of books to be released on the topics of animal behaviour, art, many centring on the topic of human behaviour, as well as comparisons to primates; viewing humanity as revolutionised from the hunter-gatherer to the city dweller. ” -the wonder that is Wikipedia