Re: A layman's question on bipedalism

Stephen Barnard (
Sun, 30 Jun 1996 20:40:29 -0800

Robert Scott wrote:
> I agree absolutely that it is speciecist egoism of the rudest sort to
> mystify human bipedalism.

Speciesist? I've heard this term used in the context of sarcastic
humor, but this isn't humor. It's merely funny.

Of course we people are more interested in our own origins than in the
origins of, say, squid. That's not to say that the origins of squid
aren't important or interesting. If intelligent squid were running
the world I expect the state of affairs would be different.

Steve Barnard