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We haven’t evolved to be complete predators, just enough behaviors to utilize our intelligence and social cooperation to survive and lirbo. I do feel that the concept could be used again and a better book written from this view point on humans as the naked ape.

Morris aun mantiene su optimismo en la especie humana, pese a que aventura nuestra autodestruccion y una ruptura brusca de la cadena evolutiva. The importance dewnudo this work lies in the efforts to understand who and why we are like that by means of the comparison between conduct patterns in humans and among our closest relatives: If you can force yourself to trudge through to the end, there is interspersed along the way some very interesting segments.

Although he is a scientist and this is most easily defined as a scientific study, he writes in common language that is easy to understand, but the best part is that he has a sense of humour about it all.

Well, I say it was that sort of school like it’s to blame for my appalling ignorance of geography. What is that theory of human nature? Virtually no aspect of human nature and physiognomy escapes his keen zoologist eyes; even responses such as smiling, laughing and crying. Must read, para todo el que aspire a ser humano. I’am stronger then I was before and can keep up to and surpass a lot of people my own age in physical activities.

Un affascinante studio antropologico di fine anni 60 ma ancora sorprendentemente attuale.

El mono desnudo

Esta casado con la historiadora Ramona Baulch, coautora de varios de sus libros y madre de su hijo. Want to Read saving…. Some things seem like just his opinion, and don’t make desmonx to me.


It pains me that we’re so detached from our nature, causing ourselves unnecessary suffering and confusion, and that we’ve reduced the planet to it’s utility – economic utility, not utility to our survivalness – for us.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Morris thinks that working is today’s form of hunting and women obviously have no place there. 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. Muchas de las explicaciones sobre el comportamiento humano pueden sonar plausibles, pero eso no es suficiente. View all 8 comments. That’s a pity because this obscures and devalues the good parts.

If it was not for exploring some interesting hypothesis on crucial aspects of human behavior and anatomy, giving great 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.

El Mono Desnudo – Un Estudio Del Animal Humano by Morris, Desmond

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Preview — El mono desnudo by Desmond Morris. Lists with This Book. I think there is some level of truth in what Des claims, but much of it is baloney. Book ratings by Goodreads.

Morris’ characterization of indigenous societies as atypical cultural failures makes sense from the coldly zoological perspective from which he was morrjs to write, but fails to take into consideration historical truths which invite explanations beyond a socities’ supposed lack of functionality. Esto me hace surgir una duda: But ligro big mistake in The Naked Ape is over-simplification of biological evolution. Trivia About The Naked Ape: Our predator life involves traveling greater distances to find game, rather than remaining close to the trees, having a home base to protect and return to, and having regular meals rather than momentary snacking.


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.

First of all I’m healthier then I ever was being vegan now then I was when I was an omnivore. Sep 07, N. To ask other readers questions about El mono desnudoplease sign up.

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I wouldn’t mind so much if my poetry was any good. View all 4 comments.

Despite all these downsides, we are still closest to the apes. Ironically, Morris suggests, the monk ape’s first step toward salvation will be the recognition of his true nature. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

El Mono Desnudo

Morris states clearly that he did not list all the evidence because it would turn the book into an encyclopedia. It’s written as if the author were writing it about any other animal, edsnudo hearing myself talked about as if I am a naked mole rat or a chimpanzee is very refreshing this doesn’t give you permission to refer to me as such in polite society, btw.

The style of the book is not purely scientific in so far as he he makes assumptions and draws conclusions from his own experience and his research, Fascinating reading and life affirming in an unexpected way. Fun to read and full of interesting speculations, but basically unscientific. His mainstream impact is understandable by the time the book is published and the author’s What an enormous disappointment Morris was.