英会話ブログ その735       Animals, from A to Z

2015/12/19

"M" is Monkeys

Of course, the "M" is for monkeys.  

Monkeys are cute, mischievous, curious, funny, a little smart, but mostly stupid; that's why they are still monkeys and we are people.

Take a chimpanzee for example, it's pretty close to us (people, humans) in their D.N.A make up.  The best they could do (in a very limited way) is come close to a 3 year old human kid.

If we take Darwinism seriously, then we might believe that we (humans) all used to be basically monkeys, or monkey-like creatures millions of years ago.  

This is a scary thought really, when we are also supposed to accept the idea that our ancestors had to jump down from burning trees in certain parts of Africa and make a run for it (escape).  Perhaps it was lightning strikes which torched the trees, or mabye it was hot volcanic ash, whatever the cause, it was by chance, just accidental !

There they were in the open with no trees to climb, no shelter, no safety, so this special group of monkeys eventually learned to walk on two legs and to use their hands to make tools and to make fire.  Then it was survival of the fittest.

Some monkeys never left the trees, and so they have remained monkeys.                                     (V.C)


英会話表現&英単語
mischievous                       いたずら好きな
curious                           好奇心旺盛な
Darwinism                         ダーウィンの進化論
make a run for it                 急いで逃げる
torch the trees                   森に火を放つ
whatever the cause                原因が何であれ
by chance                         偶然に
in the open                       野外に
survival of the fittest           適者生存

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