6 October 2009

'A man should rejoice in his own works'

The fate of the sons of man and the fate of beasts is the same: as one dies, so the other. They all have the same breath and man has no advantage over the beast for all his vanity. All go to one place; all are from dust, and turn to dust again. Who knows whether the spirit of man goes upward and the spirit of the beast goes downward to the Earth?
-- Ecclesiastes (3.19-21) quoted in an essay on animal rights in Darwin’s Universe: Evolution from A to Z by Richard Milner.

Photo from Curse of the Black Gold by Ed Kashi

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