Lorenz was a member of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party in 1939 when he drew this sketch to show the “degenerative” effects of domestication.
His “wild type” of human has exaggerated “Semitic” features. He was a firm believer in Nazi “racial hygiene” policies, and although I’ve not found anything he ever wrote about Jews, this sketch speaks volumes about his views on that subject.
I don’t think I’m ever going to look at one of these diagrams showing pedomorphosis in domestic animals the same way again.
I find Lorenz’s later writings on dogs very insightful.
But he was a person of his time and culture.
I should note here that pugs are not “degenerated” because they are domesticated.
They are degenerated because they have been selectively bred by human caprice and vanity.