The Comparative Method

  • Konrad Z. Lorenz


The first four sections of this chapter are addressed to psychologists and other non-biologists who may not be familiar with the facts of evolution. Biologists, particularly zoologists and paleontologists, should not only skip the first four sections, but are kindly asked to do so. This presentation of the sources of our knowledge concerning evolution is extremely simplified and to an extent that, to the initiated, may seem impermissible. What is important for ethologists is contained in sections 5 through 14.


Motor Pattern Bony Fish Bald Eagle Golden Eagle Genealogical Tree 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Konrad Z. Lorenz
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  1. 1.ViennaAustria

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