Who’s the darling of nature?

Are humans the favorite of the universe? Depends whoʼs talking.

“Why may not a goose say thus:  All the parts of the universe have me in view: the earth serves for me to walk on, the sun to give me light, the stars to breath their influences into me; I gain this advantage from the winds, that from the waters; there is nothing that the heavenly vault regards so favorably as me; I am the darling of nature.”

– Michel de Montaigne, “Apology for Raymond Sebond”




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