Monday, January 16, 2012

Evolution quotes #22

John Durant, Oxford University,has written:

"'Could it be that, like 'primitive' myths, theories of human evolution reinforce the value-system of their creators by reflecting historically their image of themselves and of the society in which they live?'...'Time and again,' observes Durant, 'ideas about human origins turn out on closer examination to tell us as much about the present as about the past, as much about our own experiences as about those of our remote ancestors.'"

Roger Lewin (noted science journalist), Bones of Contention (New York, NY: A Touchstone Book published by Simon & Schuster Inc., 1987), p. 312 citing "The Myth of Human Evolution," in New Universities Quarterly (now Higher Education Quarterly), vol. 35, p. 427 (1981)

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