[Milton-L] (no subject)

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Tue Jun 10 20:28:03 EDT 2008



alan horn wrote:
>
> I believe "species" here is the human one and Eagleton is alluding to
> the possibility of nuclear or ecological catastrophe.

That is clearly his meaning. As Gould once remarked, dinosaurs were
amazingly successful, having lasted some 60 million years, and it is
very doubtful that homo sapiens will match that record.

Carrol
> 
> Hope this helps,
> 
> Alan H.
> 
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