Aptitudes & Attitudes

"To endow animals with human emotions has long been a scientific taboo. But if we do not, we risk missing something fundamental, about both animals and us."

Phyllium giganteum. The body of this Malaysian stick insect has the peculiarity of being identical in every way to a leaf. It is a perfect example of mimesis, the phenomenon by which insects imitate plants. © Patrick Ageneau/Musée des Confluences, Lyon (FR)
Phyllium giganteum. The body of this Malaysian stick insect has the peculiarity of being identical in every way to a leaf. It is a perfect example of mimesis, the phenomenon by which insects imitate plants. © Patrick Ageneau/Musée des Confluences, Lyon (FR)

Frans de Waal


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