Prehistoric Man Quotes (2 quotes)
I know no study which is so unutterably saddening as that of the evolution of humanity, as it is set forth in the annals of history. Out of the darkness of prehistoric ages man emerges with the marks of his lowly origin strong upon him. He is a brute, only more intelligent than the other brutes, a blind prey to impulses, which as often as not led him to destruction; a victim to endless illusions, which make his mental existence a terror and a burden, and fill his physical life with barren toil and battle.
It is entirely unprecedented that evolution should provide a species with an organ which it does not know how to use. But the evolution of mans brain has so wildly overshot mans immediate needs that he is still breathlessly catching up with its unexploited, unexplored possibilities.