Among the Great Apes: Adventures on the Trail of Our Closest by Paul Raffaele PDF

By Paul Raffaele

ISBN-10: 0061969397

ISBN-13: 9780061969393

"A great publication. . . . someone who cares approximately animals will profit highly from analyzing it." -Shaun Ellis, superstar of Animal Planet's "Living with the Wolfman" and writer of The guy Who Lives with Wolves

Award profitable experience journalist Paul Raffaele's Among the good Apes is the 1st booklet in over a decade-and potentially the final ever-to take its readers into the lives of our charismatic cousins the nice apes of their local habitats. Raffaele, a function author for Smithsonian journal, has been known as "nothing lower than a extraordinary international treasure" via popular writer Alvin Toffler.

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But here a difficulty arises. For if these things which we know be but phenomena, then do we feel them wrongly. To us they are the realities, they determine our whole life and condition. Our life is a life in that which is but phenomenal. Thus science demonstrates man's defect. Our perception and feeling are not true. We lie under illusions which have relation not to our intellect alone, but TiYom the Greek, (paivouai, to appear. 28 OF THE WORK OF SCIENCE. [ B . I. to our very being. We cannot separate them from ourselves.

There is no object of human activity or interest of which the same thing may not be said. Nothing is unreligious but by error and ignorance: only so long as we do not see what it is, and for what purpose it exists, can any form of activity or of thought be kept apart from our religious life. For religion is simply that which concerns the very fact and reality of our being. That which INTRODUCTION. 19 constitutes anything religious is its being brought into relation with that fact, and placed in its true bearings.

That it is so, follows from the proposition that inertness does not belong to it. The argument would be the same, if there were insuperable difficulties in conceiving how man should be made to perceive the inert phenomenal world by his presence, in a defective state, in the spiritual world. The proof that it must be so would be none the less complete. But this is by no means the case. On the contrary, the light which the facts of our experience receive from the perception that it is truly a spiritual world with which we are in relation, and that it is physical to us only through man's defectiveness—that its being physical to us denotes, and is evidence of, a dead state of man, which else we should not know—is stronger demonstration than any that rests merely on the intellect.

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