Konrad Lorenz

(Konrad Zacharias Lorenz)

Konrad Lorenz
Konrad Lorenz
  • Born: November 7, 1903
  • Died: February 27, 1989
  • Nationality: Austrian
  • Profession: Scientist









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During and shortly after puberty human beings have an indubitable tendency to loosen their allegiance to all traditional rites and social norms of their culture Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
Evil, by definition, is that which endangers the good, and the good is that which we perceive as a value. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Most of the vices and mortal sins condemned today correspond to inclinations that were purely adaptive or at least harmless in primitive man. History
The instinctive need to be the member of a closely knit group fighting for common ideals may grow so strong that it becomes inessential what these ideals are Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
The overpopulation of the earth The destruction of our natural habitat The rat race of humanity against itself The disappearance of all strong emotions and passions through pampering Genetic deterioration through deficient selection pressure on development and the lack of preservation of the norms of social behavior The breakdown of tradition; and The increasing susceptibility of humans to indoctrination Health, Healthcare & Medicine
What is a value? Obviously, normal and healthy people are able to appreciate something as a high value for which to live and if necessary, to die, for no other reason than that it was evolved in cultural ritualization and handed down to them by a revered elder. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Barking dogs occasionally bite, but laughing men hardly ever shoot.
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. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
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.
I believe that present day civilized man suffers from insufficient discharge of his aggressive drive.
'I don't need brains,' says the billionaire contemptuously. 'I'm brainy enough myself!' The broker cries out in desperation, 'What, in heaven's name, do you want?' 'Goodness,' is the answer.
I have found the missing link between the higher ape and civilized man; it is we.
It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young. Morning ;Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.
Truth in science can be defined as the working hypothesis best suited to open the way to the next better one. Truth ;Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
We do not take humor seriously enough. Humor
We had better dispense with the personification of evil, because it leads, all too easily, to the most dangerous kind of war: religious war. War & Peace