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El Mono Desnudo by Desmond Morris (5 star ratings)
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about El mono desnudoplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Our behavior has evolutionary roots– even many behaviors we define as cultural have their basis in our prehistoric dog-eat-dog, survival-of-the-sexiest past.
There, that’s the thesis– perfectly sound and very interesting. The book falls apart in the details though– sweeping generalizations and odd assumptions about sexual behavior and gender roles and cultural supremacy without any supporting proof. Just ideas and theories that seem almost comically colored by the author’s People are animals. Just ideas and theories that seem almost comically colored by the author’s dated biases. His ideas sometimes lean dangerously towards social Darwinism– minority cultures with “bizarre” practices are aberrations in human evolution, and their behaviors can be dismissed as irrelevant to the discussion of human behavior.
The majority’s he means White Northern Europeans, not East Asians, of course cultural practices represent the evolutionarily successful norm.
I am intrigued by the mythical, biological and prehistoric roots of human behavior– like the story that men are silent because their prehistoric ancestors needed to hunt mastadons with stealth, while women are chatty thanks to their communal berry-gathering ancestresses.
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Maybe that’s ridiculous– I want to read a book that presents and backs up these theories with actual data. So, not this book. View all 8 comments. I spent a year in Marbury, a non-authoritarian school modelled on Summerhill.
It was all too weird for words. Next time any of you wonder why I don’t know what continent Spain is in, or why places that are further away have times that are closer or Well, I say it was that sort of school like it’s to blame for my appalling ignorance of geography. If only I’d chosen a normal school instead. But truth be told, the next year I spent a year in Marbury, a non-authoritarian school modelled on Summerhill.
But truth be told, the next year I did chose an ordinary school – Methodist Ladies College – and blow me down if the maths teacher didn’t turn out to be a girl who made us do things like write poetry. I wouldn’t mind so much if my poetry was any good. View all 7 comments. Desmond Morris’ “The Naked Ape” is not a quality book for individuals seeking to understand the nature of modern evolutionary psychology. Morris’ work is notable only for being a historical perspective into the origins of a discipline which has since his book taken on a dynamic and vibrant academic life.
If one can manage to make it past some of the glaring errors in his work at one point he suggests that women evolved a trait because it was evolutionarily better for men – ‘Uh, Desmond? Evolu Desmond Morris’ “The Naked Ape” is not a quality book for individuals seeking to understand the nature of modern evolutionary psychology. Evolution by natural or sexual selection doesn’t work like that This book astonished people 40 years ago and inspired all that psuedo-scientific “men are hunters, women are gatherers” crap, or so I’m told.
The author comes across as pretty full of himself — he thinks his way of analyzing human behavior from a zoological perspective raises him above bias, but he’s amusingly unaware of his own biases — misogyny, homophobia, and anti-psychiatry, to name a few. It’s still got some interesting parts, I guess, but I could only make it about hal This book astonished people 40 years ago and inspired all that psuedo-scientific “men are hunters, women are gatherers” crap, or so I’m told.
It’s still got some interesting parts, I guess, but I could only make it about halfway through before I got too bored. The funny thing is that I really do think he has a good point; humans are animals and we should pay more attention to how our animal nature motivates us and affects our behavior.
Publicado originalmente en mi blog. Porque eso es lo que somos, animales. Muchas de las explicaciones sobre el comportamiento humano pueden sonar plausibles, pero eso no es suficiente.
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Hay buenas cosas en este libro, como el hecho de lo sorprendente animales que podemos ser y lo triste que nos sintamos superiores a otras especies. I found this book to be very disappointing. Morris makes some interesting statements about human behavior, but unfortunately, he has almost nothing that could be called evidence for anything that he poses as fact.
Although at first I thought I might be unfairly judging it because his sexual politics differ from mine and his understanding of human sexuality is dated to say the least, his statements on non-sex-related behaviors are equally unsupported. This book started great and fizzled. If you can force yourself to trudge through to the end, there is interspersed along the way some very interesting segments.
Unfortunately, this book did not meet my expectations. Written in the 70’s of the last century, this book is to technical and science minded.
It did not adapt to the highly enjoyable Morris’s books of later times.
El mono desnudo by Desmond Morris (2 star ratings)
Ho tentato in ogni modo ep accettare il fatto che sia un testo molto datato, che alcune teorie siano superate, e che comunque sia il primo libro che tratta dell’uomo dal punto di vista zoologico, scimmia tra le scimmie, e non come creatura diversa da ogni altra.
Ho tentato, e ho anche apprezzato questo punto di vista, per l’epoca sicuramente nuovo. Non ho apprezzato, nemmeno un po’, il tono maschilista e omofobo che l’autore tenta di spacciare per scienza oggettiva.
Se l’intenzione era di parlare Ho tentato in ogni modo di accettare il fatto che sia un testo molto datato, che alcune teorie siano superate, e che comunque sia il primo libro che tratta dell’uomo dal punto di vista zoologico, scimmia tra le scimmie, e non come creatura diversa da ogni altra. Le caratteristiche del comportamento indicano una strada e quelle anatomiche un’altra.
In theory a good book, but so Sooooo outdated. The author adopts a super-alpha-male stance and women have only evolved because it served men. Don’t you think they did anything other than having children!! Morris thinks that working is today’s form of hunting and women obviously have no place there.
There are some interesting parts though, I loved the chapter about grooming and fighting sad to see that he left out the vastly differ In theory a good book, but so Sooooo outdated. There are some interesting parts though, I loved the chapter about grooming and fighting sad to see that he left out the vastly different way men and women fight, but oh, I forgot, women don’t. Oh this is showing it’s age now! Some ideas still seem spot on but the whole cave-man thing is getting more dated as archaeology starts to catch up and the same Darwinian ideas about white, European, and male guilty on all three counts start to crumble slowly.
What this really needs is a serious reappraisal to drag the underlying cultural and social evolutionary ideas kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Sin embargo hay cosas interesantes que siguen vigente.
Good to be reminded that despite our achievements and intellectual capacities we remain animals which includes some instinctive behaviors and reactions. What an enormous disappointment Morris was. I still will give a chance to The Human Zoo because I also have it around The main problems are the GIGANTIC quantity of guessing that goes unchecked, the use of pseudoscience, even the punchline last chapter of the book is extremely weak, based on a pretty shallow ‘statistical analysis’ of a questionnaire answered by kids His mainstream impact is understandable by the time the book is published and the author’s What an enormous disappointment Morris was.
His mainstream impact is understandable by the time the book is published and the author’s purposed intent of creating controversy. He starts the book by attacking momo such as anthropology and psychology, and trying to demonstrate that zoological-based-methodologies can give better answers to understand Human beings.
The whole book is working in a very wrong premise right from the start and it’s almost racist in it’s exclusion of other type of societies, which are seen as primitive, failures, almost non-human aberrations that are just waiting for extinction. Morris also runs away of interpreting any cultural influence or explanation into human behaviors, or even culture-evolution interactions, which seems strange for a book that is pretty much exclusively analyzing western society since all other societies are seen as anomalies not worth of the zoological method, for Morris If it was not for exploring some interesting hypothesis on crucial aspects of human behavior and anatomy, giving morrls mainstream exposure to evolutionary theory applied to humans, and other positive aspects this book certainly has, such as Morris’ amazing satirical style of writing, this would be an awful read.
Also, this book is almost totally outdated at least in the details and some general ideas and not recommended to anyone really trying to understand up-to-date evolutionary theory or human evolution. Yet it’s very interesting from a historical perspective. The human animal is capable of all sorts of strange behaviors, and Desmond Morris has an explanation for all of them.
We do what we do morirs we are all This kind of follows from the theory of evolution.
El Mono Desnudo – Un Estudio Del Animal Humano
If we descended from the trees, then many of our behaviors probably originated there as well. It’s deshudo interesting idea. Desmobd when Desmond applies this notion to specific cases that we part ways. Do this often enough and you’re statistically bound to get it wrong sooner The human animal is capable of all sorts of strange behaviors, and Desmond Morris has an explanation for all of them.
Do this often enough and you’re statistically bound to get it wrong sooner or later. He pronouncements are presented as factual even though they are not. Surely he knows and values scientific method and objectivity- but both are ignored while he forces every aspect of human behavior into his mold. While most of his claims might possibly be true, clearly his explanation of placating a policeman was totally off-base. You do not get out of your car and approach an arresting officer. You do not bow your head and make entreaty motions with your hands.
The cop will shoot you. And since when is a man seated in a car taking dominance over an armed, uniformed policeman walking up to him?