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Darwin-L Message Log 5:171 (January 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<5:171>From mwinsor@epas.utoronto.ca  Thu Jan 27 07:20:40 1994

From: mwinsor@epas.utoronto.ca (Mary P Winsor)
Subject: human fitness
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 1994 08:28:34 -0500 (EST)

As to how effective people are, in the animal department, J.J.
Rousseau in his 1755 essay on the origin of human inequality
(civilization is the villain, he says, primitive humans being equal,
if brutal) argues with anecdotal examples that a fit man can outdo,
indeed terrify, animals which city folk think of as ferocious.
Polly Winsor  mwinsor@epas.utoronto.ca

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