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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

"Scratch an 'altruist', and watch a 'hypocrite' bleed" is a famous dictum by Michael Ghiselin on human nature, first recorded in 1974 in his book The Economy of Nature and the Evolution of Sex.

Here[1] it is illustrated by Frans de Waal in his Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved (2006).

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