Helene Guldberg on Man and Ape

It’s fashionable today to liken humans to animals but the developmental psychologist says it’s more interesting to study the ways in which we’re remarkably different from other creatures

I’ve chosen books that really show the massive gap between us and other animals, and explore exactly what it is that sets us apart from other animals and in particular our closest living relatives, the great apes. I do think it’s important today because this idea that we’re special, that human beings are special, is completely out of fashion. We’re continually told that animals are just like us.

Is this in the field of evolutionary biology?


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