Kinship with humans

Today´s Quotation is from The Forest Unseen; A Year’s Watch in Nature by David George Haskell.

There is kinship with humans here. The first mammals were shrew-like creatures terrorizing the snails and centipedes of the Msozoic. Our ancestors were shrill and vicious, leading a caffeinated existence in dark corridors. An analogy with our current state of being is tempting. Thankfully we’ve lost the poison fangs and pungent glands.

From The Forest Unseen; A Year’s Watch in Nature by David George Haskell.

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