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

  • From: Omar Kusturica <omarkusto@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 28 May 2014 23:52:14 +0200

Oh, and I fed the cat as well.


On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 11:13 PM, Omar Kusturica <omarkusto@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> 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.
>
> O.K.
>
>
> 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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