• Ashley Montagu 01
    Ashley Montagu 01
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    Men would come up to me grasp me by the cheek give me a tremendously painful whirl, sometimes flick my ear and muss up my hair and say “what a nice boy you are”. Trying to understand why women and men were as they were led to my book, The Natural Superiority of Women, why education wasn’t what it should be led to my book Education and Human Nature in the Direction of Human Development, why aging isn’t what it should be led to Growing Young, and so on. I studied anatomy, embryology and zoology and the science of heredity. At the same time, I studied cultural anthropology and the history of science and medicine. All that early experience determined what I would become by way of solving this question, “what are human beings born for?”