Are Naturalists Old-Fashioned?

  title={Are Naturalists Old-Fashioned?},
  author={Theodosius Dobzhansky},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  pages={541 - 550}
Naturalists study nature. This occupation, or avocation, is certainly very old. In the broadest sense, the study of nature started with the dawn of human consciousness and self-awareness, from a million to two million years ago. Man became human when he became able to transcend himself, to see himself as it were from a distance, as an object among other objects of nature. He then not only explored his environment (which animals also do), but began to accumulate and to transmit his knowledge to… Expand
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