My Photo

Categories

Roll Call

Become a Fan

« Man Has Always Preferred Meat and Man Was Afraid of Losing Shit | Main | Google Requests, I Deliver, Part I: "Comic Book Rape; or, What Would You Like Me to Title It?" »

Friday, 17 August 2007

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341c2df453ef00e54ee0edd88834

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Mark Twain, "Man's Place in the Animal World" (1896):

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

SEK
1. "I know the ant."

2. "Finally a monkey."

Loki

Ants pretend to do things? I always thought the little jerks in my kitchen were smart, but now that I know they're capable of dissembling I shall have no mercy.

Tim Lacy

Great excerpt. As a native Missourian, I'm obliged - happily - to venerate Mr. Clemens.

On your favorite sentences, I would've guessed:

1. "They had charming sport." and
2. "They lived together in peace; even affectionately."

- TL

Jake

Now Twain... he's so dreamy.

Adam Roberts

There's some confusion here in Twain's mind about whether Darwin's book is called the Ascent or Descent of Man that rather takes the shine of the comedy, I feel. Unless this was a prophetic dig at Jacob Bronowski.

Sisyphus

Twain also said "Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to."

sharon

"This seemed to suggest that the earl was descended from the anaconda, and had lost a good deal in the transition."

"I know the ant."

Especially the second one.

chloe sprei

Philosophy: man's cruel and obsessive desire to experiment with other beings and nature is the same descent from higher animals.

The comments to this entry are closed.