What Is Man? And Other Essays

What Is Man? And Other Essays

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What Is Man? And Other Essays

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[The OLD MAN and the YOUNG MAN had been conversing. The OLD MAN had asserted that the human being is merely a machine, and nothing more. The YOUNG MAN objected, and asked him to go into particulars and furnish his reasons for his position.]

OLD MAN. What are the materials of which a steam-engine is made?

YOUNG MAN. Iron, steel, brass, white-metal, and so on.

O. M. Where are these found?

Y. M. In the rocks.

O. M. In a pure state?

Y. M. No--in ores.

O. M. Are, the metals suddenly deposited in the ores?

Y. M. No--it is the patient work of countless ages.

O. M. You could make the engine out of the rocks themselves?

Y. M. Yes, a brittle one and not valuable,

Copyright, 1906, by J. W. Bothwell

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