Jan 222008

I don’t want to admit to being a reader of Time magazine, but I saw this in the lunchroom at work, honest!

Cover story:  “What makes us Good/Evil.  Humans are the planet’s most noble creatures–and its most savage.  Science is discovering why.”    (Link to article here.)

My, oh my. Where to start?

How do they come by this idea that humans are the planet’s most noble creatures?    Sez who?   I’ll bet it’s not science that determines what is noble and what is not.  And why is noble contrasted with savage?  Why can’t someone be both?   And why is “evil” conflated with “savage”?

I think I’ll just shake my head and move on.