Friday, July 24, 2015

Just a Gigolo...

A final thought (I hope) on the current shibboleth of asserting, generally without any relevance to the discussion at hand, that humans are "just another ape," or that some topic "strains our ape brains."

I am not a person who entertains any doubts that our ancestors were apes. Nor do I entertain any doubts that the literary ancestors of Anna Karenina were account books at temples and palaces, which seem to have been the first type of written document.

But it is pretty silly to say that, therefore, "Anna Karenina is just another account book."

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