Quote of the Moment: Charles Darwin, noble monkey ancestors


Charles Darwin, image from Deviant Art; Artwork : www.davidrevoy.com

Charles Darwin, image from Deviant Art; Artwork : http://www.davidrevoy.com

For my own part I would as soon be descended from that heroic little monkey, who braved his dreaded enemy in order to save the life of his keeper, or from that old baboon, who, descending from the mountains, carried away in triumph his young comrade from a crowd of astonished dogs — as from a savage who delights to torture his enemies, offers up bloody sacrifices, practices infanticide without remorse, treats his wives like slaves, knows no decency, and is haunted by the grossest superstitions.

– Charles R. Darwin,
The Descent of Man,
1871, ch. 6

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