Wednesday, August 31, 2005

"Just Another Primate"

An article about humans on display at London Zoo provides an exemplary account of British muddle-headedness. Had this happened in the States, the display would doubtless have been all about the superiority of evolution over intelligent design. As it is here, it is probably more about the endemic British desire to do ourselves and the entire human race, down. (Of course, in so doing, those who do it perversely acquire a covert sense of superiority.)

That aside, the thinking is shoddy not because there is anything wrong with the best theories of evolution, but because an exhibitor considers man "just another primate" and because another states that "when they see humans as animals here, it kind of reminds us that we're not that special."

Hmm, so being the only creature there who could possibly draw this conclusion, even if it is so spectacularly wrong, means that they are really not that special?

Thanks to Andrea for the link.

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