Dienstag, 14. Juni 2011

Mark Twain zur Erschaffung des Menschen

„Enttäuscht vom Affen, schuf Gott den Menschen. Danach verzichtete er auf weitere Experimente.“
(auch „Gott erschuf den Menschen, weil er vom Affen enttäuscht war. Danach verzichtete er auf weitere Experimente.“)

„Dio creò l' uomo perché la scimmia l' aveva deluso. Dopo però rinunciò ad altri sperimenti.“

I believe that our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey. I believe that whenever a human being, of even the highest intelligence and culture, delivers, an opinion upon a matter apart from his particular and especial line of interest, training and experience, it will always be an opinion so foolish and so valueless a sort that it can be depended upon to suggest to our Heavenly Father that the human being is another disappointment and that he is no considerable improvement upon the monkey.

Mark Twain

(In Mark Twain in Eruption: Hitherto Unpublished Pages about Men and Events. Harper & Brothers 1940, S. 372

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