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Desmond Morris
(1928-____) born on
Jan 24
English zoologist. He is best known for "Human Ape," and "Body Language."
This unusual and highly successful species spends a great deal of time examining his higher motives and an equal amount of time ignoring his fundamental ones.

We never stop investigating. We are never satisfied that we know enough to get by. Every question we answer leads on to another question. This has become the greatest survival trick of our species.
There are one hundred and ninety-three living species of monkeys and apes. One hundred and ninety-two of them are covered with hair. The exception is a naked ape self-named Homo sapiens.
Clearly, then, the city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.
We are, to put it mildly, in a mess, and there is a strong chance that we shall have exterminated ourselves by the end of the century. Our only consolation will have to be that, as a species, we have had an exciting term of office.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Naked Ape," McGraw-Hill 68
R: The Naked Ape, ch. 5 (1967).
A: The Naked Ape," Introduction
N: "The Human Zoo," Introduction, 1969.
K: The Naked Ape, ch. 5 (1967).

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