Re: Are we "special"?

Thomas Clarke (
13 Dec 1996 13:35:58 GMT

In article <01bbe84f$2049f9c0$LocalHost@dan-pc> "Rohinton Collins" <> writes:
>Thomas Clarke <> wrote in article

>> 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.

>In the entire volume of The Origin of Species, there is only one reference
>to how mankind fit into the picture, right at the end of the book.

I didn't mean to imply that.
My point was that there are two books and one deals with man.
That is man is the subject of 50% of his major works that are
likely to be read by an educated person.

As pointed out by another respondent, Darwin did lots of other work,
but none likely to be read except by the specialized student.
This is course may say more about our culture than about Darwin.

Tom Clarke