Truth in science can be defined as the working hypothesis best suited to open the way to the next better one.

Konrad Lorenz

Konrad Lorenz

Profession: Scientist
Nationality: Austrian

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I have found the missing link between the higher ape and civilized man; it is we.

When I was about ten, I discovered evolution by reading a book by Wilhelm Boelsche and seeing a picture of Archaeopteryx.

It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young.

We do not take humor seriously enough.

The father-mother family with two children isolated in a city flat is already insufficient.

Every man gets a narrower and narrower field of knowledge in which he must be an expert in order to compete with other people. The specialist knows more and more about less and less and finally knows everything about nothing.

The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.

Barking dogs occasionally bite, but laughing men hardly ever shoot.

I grew up in the large house and the larger garden of my parents in Altenberg. They were supremely tolerant of my inordinate love for animals.

Most of the vices and mortal sins condemned today correspond to inclinations that were purely adaptive or at least harmless in primitive man.

I believe that present day civilized man suffers from insufficient discharge of his aggressive drive.

I owe undying gratitude to my patient parents.

Ethologists are often accused of drawing false analogies between animal and human behaviour. However, no such thing as a false analogy exists: an analogy can be more or less detailed and, hence, more or less informative.

There is indeed the possibility that the evolutionary process has, in gray antiquity, bred into us an excess of aggression.