Carlin, on palimpsestic brains

January 1, 2011 at 10:51 am Leave a comment

Evolution in a nutshell

From that most sublime of nutshells, George Carlin:

“I realized some time ago that I’m not separate from animals just because I have a primate brain, an upper brain. Because underneath the primate brain there’s the mammalian brain, and beneath the mammalian brain there’s a reptilian brain. And it’s those two lower brains that made the upper brain possible in the first place.

“Here’s the way it works.

“The primate brain says, ‘Give peace a chance‘.

“The mammalian brain says, ‘Give peace a chance, but first let’s kill this motherfucker‘.

“The reptilian brain says, ‘Let’s just kill the motherfucker, go to the peace rally, and get laid’.

And here’s a bit more to it, from freedom guerilla


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