Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2008

Journal or Book Title

MRS Bulletin

Volume

33

Issue

11

First Page

1128

Last Page

1128

DOI

10.1557/mrs2008.231

Abstract

Humankind has always thought that it is special. Even from an early age we humans are instinctively sure of our superiority. It was certainly inconceivable to me, at age four or so, that my six-year old sister could be right about anything, so when she casually informed me that I was “just an animal,” I confidently dismissed her pronouncement as mere rhetoric. Or I probably would have, if I had known what rhetoric was. Still, it was certainly a disquieting thought that there was no fundamental difference between humans and animals.

Copyright Owner

Materials Research Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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