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Human Nature

Erika Lorraine Milam

in Creatures of Cain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181882
eISBN:
9780691185095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181882.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter looks at the scientific revelations produced by Jane Goodall's studies on great apes and the effects these studies had on the contentious field of sociobiology. When Jane Goodall and ... More


Jane Goodall: She Dreamed of Tarzan

Dale Peterson

in Dreamers, Visionaries, and Revolutionaries in the Life Sciences

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226569871
eISBN:
9780226570075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226570075.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter traces the extraordinary career of primatologist Jane Goodall, who was the first person in history to conduct a successful study of wild chimpanzees. It argues that Goodall's famous ... More


Chimpanzees in Context: A Comparative Perspective on Chimpanzee Behavior, Cognition, Conservation, and Welfare

Lydia M. Hopper and Stephen R. Ross (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226727844
eISBN:
9780226728032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226728032.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The study of the chimpanzee, the human’s closest relative, has led scientists to exciting discoveries about evolution, behavior, and cognition over the past half century. In this book, both young and ... More


Primate Parallels

Roger Wagner and Andrew Briggs

in The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198747956
eISBN:
9780191810909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747956.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter first describes studies of primates by Jane Goodall (chimpanzees) and Dian Fossey (gorillas). Goodall observed that when a chimpanzee is suddenly frightened, he frequently reaches to ... More


Toward a Narrative Ethology

Susan McHugh

in Animal Stories: Narrating across Species Lines

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670321
eISBN:
9781452947297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670321.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the importance of animal narrative in studying key elements of identity and society. Ethologists Konrad Lorenz and Jane Goodall said that animal narratives illustrate ... More


Darwinian Theory Comes of Age

Michael Ruse

in The Problem of War: Darwinism, Christianity, and their Battle to Understand Human Conflict

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190867577
eISBN:
9780190867607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190867577.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

As professional science, Darwinian theory is now a fully functioning paradigm. Darwinism as religion continues and war continues as a good confirmatory case study. There is now, thanks both to fossil ... More


Human Flourishing in an Age of Technology

Andrew Briggs and Michael J. Reiss

in Human Flourishing: Scientific insight and spiritual wisdom in uncertain times

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198850267
eISBN:
9780191885488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850267.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

For many years, tools were thought to be one of the defining characteristics of humans. Jane Goodall’s work with the chimpanzees of Gombe in Tanzania changed that. Nevertheless, humans use technology ... More


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