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Elsewhere in this issue we have quoted from the writings of two philosopher-biologists, Frederic Gibbs and Loren Eiseley, presenting their characterizations of man's place in time and space. In the long perspective of geologic time and the evolution of living organisms, the emergence of the human race has occurred in but a last instant of time. But compared with other forms of life the human organism that has emerged is unequivocally unique. By evolving that extraordinary organ of integration, the human brain, man has stepped out of the biological course of evolution and into a new level of psycho-social evolution.
E. JR. Sweet Dream or Nightmare?. Ann Intern Med. ;55:865–866. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-5-865
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