The Fallacy of the Insect Age

To end on a more cheerful note, I think I have found a fallacy or two in some of the more spectacular arguments used by the Insect Age enthusiasts when they are hardest pressed. For one thing, the fact that insects as a class are 300,000,000 years old, if it is a fact, while we have been here only about 1,000,000 years, or 3,000,000 at the outside, does not prove to me that the insects are bound to win. It takes more than mere old age to get along these days. I think it quite likely that the insects themselves would be surprised to hear of their supposed dreams of glory after 300,000,000 years of being slapped around, swatted, and stepped on by all the other animals. By now, surely, their spirit must be pretty well broken.


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