[lit-ideas] Re: Man dies trying to save his dog

  • From: Omar Kusturica <omarkusto@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 28 May 2014 23:13:38 +0200

Hm... I have just played a few games of chess, now I am drinking some beer
and writing a post on the Internet. What would have been the survival or
procreational value of such behaviors to my ancestors, I wonder ? (Or to
me, for that matter.) Surely not all human behaviors can be explained in
terms of being directly selected by evolution, and then passed on through
the genes.


On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 9:45 PM, <cblists@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 28 May 2014, at 17:53, Lawrence Helm <lawrencehelm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> >
> http://www.nbc-2.com/story/25612599/man-dies-saving-his-drowning-dog#.U4YF2ijySSo
> There's that awful story by Graham Greene about a man, a dog and a bridge
> -"Across the Bridge", I think.
> And the quotation from it:
> "I suppose it was only one more indication of a human being's capacity of
> self-deception, our baseless optimism that is so much more appalling than
> our despair."
> Chris Bruce,
> preparing to switch his list subscription to 'vacation' mode, and
> optimistically head off to England for 2 weeks, but currently still in
> Kiel, Germany
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