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Interesting words

"For some curious reason man has always assumed that his is the highest form of life in the universe. There is nothing at all with which to sustain this view. His superiority rests on a thin and chancy basis: he had the trick of articulate speech and out of this, slowly and laboriously, he has developed the capacity of abstract reasoning. In giving up instinct and going in for reasoning, man has aspired higher than the attainment of natural goals; he has developed ideas and notions; he has monkeyed around with concepts. The life to which he was naturally adapted he put behind him; in moving into the alien and complicated sphere of thought he has become the least well adjusted of all creatures, and the most bewildered."
James Thurber
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