Amygdala who cares

lae2 at psu.edu lae2 at psu.edu
Mon Jun 10 01:09:35 EST 1996


In Article<4pf0te$kt6 at ren.cei.net>, <lkh at mail.cei.net> writes:
> Ron-Jim;
> Actually, we are extensions of lower species. Look at the evolutionary
> growth of the brain in relation to species and you will see an
> additive process where spieces grow, then expand into additions then
> grow and expand. etc. We just happen to occupy the top rung.
> lkh
> 

I doubt Darwin would agree on this point.  The "top rung" of what?  The 
notions of "higher and lower" were not Darwinian.  As I recall, Huxely 
addressed this in his presentation to the Royal Academy.  I believe he 
slammed Wilburforce (sp) for a similar misrepresentation.




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