Is it the ascent or descent of man?

Mark Twain thinks it is the descent of man from the higher to lower, where man occupies the lower ranks. I find his arguments plausible.

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

24 thoughts on “Is it the ascent or descent of man?

  1. Sonel says:

    I also think he was right. 😀


  2. ladysighs says:

    I love Mark Twain. He is as current today as years ago. I think of all the junky novels etc written and read today. So much time is wasted on trash.
    Descent is for sure.


    • makagutu says:

      Before one gets a book they can read, you shall have waded through so much trash it is unbelievable.

      Twain will remain current for a long time to come


  3. themodernidiot says:

    Man occupies all ranks; he is the one who created the ranks


  4. john zande says:

    After seeing last night that in the last 40 years we have lost over 50% of all wildlife on this planet, due to “us” alone, I have to agree. We are the worst of all ravages ever released.


  5. aguywithoutboxers says:

    And I agree wholeheartedly with your Majestic Sanctified Greatness! Excellent! 🙂 Have a great day!


  6. Of course he’s right. He’s my deity, and, as any good christian can tell you, deities are incapable of being wrong. No. Wait. I think they mean only their deity can’t be wrong. But who’s keeping track.


  7. nannus says:

    There is a book by polish author Stanislaw Lem (I think it was in his book “Golem XIV”, but I might be wrong) where he argues that bacteria, e.g. cyanobacteria, are the most perfect life form. They are using optico-chemical mycrotechnology, gain their energy from light, are self repairing, self-constructing etc. Men, on the other hand: arangements of levers, bellows, pumps – primitive mechanics. Life started perfect, then declined.
    Now, we even don’t have working instincts again, we have to think about and invent every one of our steps, putting one patch on top of the next 🙂


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