Contents • • • • • • • • Summary [ ] The Naked Ape, which was serialized in the newspaper and has been translated into 23 languages, depicts human behaviour as largely to meet the challenges of prehistoric life as a (see ). The book was so named because out of 193 species of and, only humans ( Homo sapiens sapiens) are not covered in hair. Desmond Morris, the author, who had been the curator of at, said his book was intended to popularise and demystify science. Morris said that not only have the largest brains of all higher primates, but that has caused humans to have the highest ratio of penis size to body mass. Morris conjectured that human developed as an additional erogenous zone to facilitate the extended sexuality necessary in the evolution of human monogamous pair bonding. Morris further stated that the more rounded shape of human female means they are mainly a sexual signalling device rather than simply for providing milk for infants.
Although the book's subject was the many behavioural consequences of the from forest-dwelling, mainly vegetarian creatures to carnivorous, reviewers predictably focused on the sexual aspects. Morris framed many features of human behavior in the context of at a time when cultural explanations were more orthodox. Bsx Keygen. For example, Morris wrote that the intense human pair bond evolved so that men who were out hunting could trust that their mates back home were not having sex with other men, and suggested the possibility that sparse body hair evolved because the 'nakedness' helped intensify pair bonding by increasing tactile pleasure. Like many other writers in the late 1960s and 1970s, Morris warned against the ' (a term that originated in the 1940s) in terms that seem exaggerated and apocalyptic with the hindsight of almost half a century. Overcrowding, he thought, might cause terminal damage to heretofore relatively stable social structures that humans had evolved in the long course of their development.