What are animals? Why anthropomorphism is still not a scientific approach to behavior

  title={What are animals? Why anthropomorphism is still not a scientific approach to behavior},
  author={Clive D.L. Wynne},
  journal={Comparative Cognition \& Behavior Reviews},
  • C. Wynne
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • Comparative Cognition & Behavior Reviews
Before Darwin, the relationship of humans to the rest of creation was straightforward. Animals had instincts and habits: humans were blessed with rationality and language. Darwin’s recognition of the interrelatedness of all living things made this position untenable. Around the time of the publication of Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection, people began to use the term “anthropomorphism” to describe the attribution of human qualities to nonhuman animals. The rise of Behaviorism (e… 

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