The views of Marlene Zuk on the biased approach of human being towards some species are presented. According to the author, humans are closer evolutionarily to primates than to other species, and thus it makes sense to study them when searching for the origins of human behavior. But at the same time, the author thinks, that humans are using animals as representations of certain traits, and looking for lessons about the universality of characteristics like fidelity or intelligence by seeking their counterparts in the animal kingdom.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Chronicle of Higher Education|
|Issue number||28 SEC.2|
|State||Published - Mar 21 2003|