Is humanity a disease?

Looked at from the point of view of other organisms, humankind therefore resembles an acute epidemic disease, whose occasional lapses into less virulent forms of behavior have never yet sufficed to permit any really stable, chronic relationship to establish itself.

from the introduction to Plagues and Peoples by William McNeill, 1976

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Posted on October 17, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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