What is man? “No idea,” says Christophe Boesch, “to answer that, we know far too little.” Boesch explores primates, he is a Swiss, tie hater, outgoing Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for evolutionary anthropology (MPI-EVA) in Leipzig, and he is one of the world’s foremost Chimpanzee experts. He studied these apes, because he is addicted to the animals for decades, but also in this large question ahead: what makes the primates to Homo sapiens so special. What man is.
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