Re: Are we "special"?

Thomas Clarke (
11 Dec 1996 20:36:22 GMT

In article <> (Noel Dickover) writes:
> In article <>, says...

> > A lot of that strong interest in ourselves is a result of
> > anthrocentric-thinking about humans as being "special". This type
> > of flawed thinking goes WAY back in time (long before Darwin)

> Granted. You won me over on that one.

You may have given up too easily. Why is it flawed thinking?

Something that occurred to me while driving to work in my internal
combustion engined wheeled vehicle:

Darwin's two major works were the "Origin of Species"
and the "Descent of Man".

>From this I would conclude that Darwin recognized something special
about humans.

Tom Clarke