A blog that I read, Italian Trivia, often does ‘Wordless Wednesdays,’ which usually means that the author posts a picture and abstains from writing. I’m not sure if I’ll do it every week, but I figured I’ll use some Wednesdays for either a photo or for a quote that I feel compelled to post (which entails words, I know, but none of them will be mine). This week I decided to go for a combo.
Humans were born of risen apes, not fallen angels, and the apes were armed killers besides. And so what shall we wonder at? Our murders and massacres and missiles? Or our treaties whatever they may be worth; our symphonies however seldom they may be played; our peaceful acres however frequently they may be turned into battlefields. The miracle of man is not how far he has sunk, but how magnificently he has risen. We are known among the stars by our poems, not our corpses.
-Anthropologist/Philosopher Robert Ardrey, taken from The Year of Living Biblically by AJ Jacobs