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Video Description

Episode 4: Biology of Love

In this program, Desmond Morris analyzes the biological nature of love, with its attendant patterns of behaviour and signals of health and fertility that have evolved to ensure pair-bonding and genetic survival. The pre- and post-pubescent periods of sexual maturation, the stages of courtship, and the aesthetics of physical beauty are studied, along with the anatomical mechanics of sexual arousal and copulation. In addition, the stresses placed on couples by life in an urbanized, crowded world are explored.

* Courtship: Finding partners, Gender signals, Dating, Tie signs, Pair bonding, Intercourse

Documentary Description

The Human Animal: A Personal View of the Human Species is a BBC nature documentary series written and presented by Desmond Morris, first transmitted in the UK from 27 July 1994. The series was produced in associaion with Discovery Channel.

Morris describes it as "A study of human behavior from a zoological perspective." He travels the globe, filming the diverse customs and habits of various regions while suggesting common roots.

I've sometimes been accused of degrading mankind, of insulting human dignity, of making man beastly. This surprised me because I like animals, and I feel proud to call myself one. I've never looked down upon them, so to call human beings animals is not, to me, degrading. It's simply being honest: putting us in our place as part of the scheme of nature on the planet Earth.

– Desmond Morris, Closing statement of episode 1


1. "The Language of the Body"

* Gestures: Greetings, Insults, Signals, Gesticulations

* Facial Expressions: Stares, Smiles, Tells

2. "The Hunting Ape"

* Diet: Fondness for sweets, Culinary variety

* Evolution: Arboreal vegetarianism, Savannah meat-eating, Cooperative hunting with weapons, Food preparation, Aquatic ape hypothesis

* Vestigal hunting behavior: Jobs, Sport Hunting, War

3. "The Human Zoo"

* Urban Tribalism: Familiarity, Theft, Uniforms, Rituals, Conflict, Social status, Territory

4. "Biology of Love"

* Courtship: Finding partners, Gender signals, Dating, Tie signs, Pair bonding, Intercourse

5. "The Immortal Genes"

* Life cycle: Infant-parent interaction, Baby signals, Child behavior, Rites of passage, Cultural indoctrination, Fighting aging, Grandparenting, Afterlives

6. "Beyond Survival"

* Creativity: Body adornment, Architectural embellishments, Vehicles, Art

* Artistic progression: Innate scribbling, Realism

* Play: Childhood experimentation, Adult inventiveness, Sports, Thrill-seeking, Symbolic thinking

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umit zafer yargi wrote 6 years ago.
very good. I enjoyed and learned many intresting thing. I
recomend this documentary

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