“It now seems plain to me that that theory ought to be vacated in favor of a new and truer one…the Descent of Man from the Higher Animals.”
-Mark Twain, The Lowest Animal
A theory such as Intelligent Design seems to fall short in explaining the madness endemic in human behavior. At least that’s the way Twain saw it, especially as he grew older (and wiser).
Lest we feel any twinge of superiority to the times in which he expressed himself, a serious consideration of our world today shows that Mark Twain’s words are no less applicable now as they were then.
Mr. Clemens surely turns in his grave.