Konrad Lorenz

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Konrad Zacharias Lorenz (November 7, 1903 – February 27, 1989) was an Austrian zoologist, ethologist, and ornithologist. He shared the 1973 Nobel Prize with Nikolaas Tinbergen and Karl von Frisch. He is often regarded as one of the founders of modern ethology, developing an approach that began with an earlier generation, including his teacher Oskar Heinroth.

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  • ''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.''
    Konrad Lorenz (1903-1989), Austrian ethologist. "Ecce Homo!" Ch. 13, On Aggression (1963, trans. 1966).
  • ''It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young.''
    Konrad Lorenz (1903-1989), Austrian ethologist. On Aggression, ch. 2 (1963, trans. 1966).
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