Friday, December 19, 2008

Passage from Kurt Vonnegut's Timequake

"There is a planet in the Solar Systems where the people are so stupid they didn't catch on for a million years that there was another half to their planet. They didn't figure that out until five hundred years ago! Only five hundred years ago! And yet they are calling themselves Homo sapiens.

"Dumb? You want to talk about dumb? The people in one of the halves were so dumb, they didn't even have an alphabet! They hadn't invented the wheel yet!"



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