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

Konrad Lorenz

Konrad Lorenz

Profession: Scientist
Nationality: Austrian

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We had better dispense with the personification of evil, because it leads, all too easily, to the most dangerous kind of war: religious war.

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

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.

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

Practically all animals which move fast in a homogeneous medium have found means of giving their body a streamlined shape, thereby reducing friction to a minimum.

In the course of evolution, it constantly happens that, independently of each other, two different forms of life take similar, parallel paths in adapting themselves to the same external circumstances.

Evil, by definition, is that which endangers the good, and the good is what we perceive as a value.

Historians will have to face the fact that natural selection determined the evolution of cultures in the same manner as it did that of species.

We do not take humor seriously enough.

Whenever we find, in two forms of life that are unrelated to each other, a similarity of form or of behaviour patterns which relates to more than a few minor details, we assume it to be caused by parallel adaptation to the same life-preserving function.

I consider early childhood events as most essential to a man's scientific and philosophical development.

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