The Beauty of Being Ancestor to an Ape

Man is no new-begot child of the ape, bred of a struggle for existence upon brutish lines—nor should the belief that such is his origin, oft dinned into his ears by scientists, influence his conduct. Were he to regard himself as an extremely ancient type, distinguished chiefly by the qualities of his mind, and to look upon the existing Primates as the failures of his line, as his misguided and brutish collaterals, rather than as his ancestors, I think it would be something gained for the ethical outlook of Homo—and also it would be consistent with present knowledge.


Is the ancient nature of our existence, and the ability to see ourselves as superior to other primates in mental function.

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 Man's place among the mammals
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Jones , Frederic Wood (1929), Man's place among the mammals, Retrieved on 2012-06-22
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