Books: Return to the Planet of the Apes

LOOK WHO'S TALKING! by Emily Hahn

Thomas Y. Crowell; 168 pages; $8.95

Since the Fall it has been one rude truth after another. Copernicus elbowed us from celestial stage-center with his observation that the earth revolves around the sun. Darwin opened the closet of evolution to introduce family skeletons that further questioned our singular divinity. Under the damp side of civilized behavior, Freud found the perpetually rutting id.

There was still one salvaging grace: the act of language that distinguished mankind from what Descartes called the bête machine, the instinctual and mechanistic animal unlit...

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