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  • Last I looked rape, no matter what your post-hoc reasoning for it you can come up with (tiny pink elephant told me to do it, my cave-man genes told me to do it, my vengeful god told me to do it, …), it remains illegal and you will be punished.

    Assessing Fault

  • But the expression on your face, I imagine, was very like that of a woman-stealing cave-man.

    CHAPTER 10

  • No self-respecting cave-man, I am sure, would have lived in such a hole.

    CHAPTER XXXV

  • Biologically speaking, this increases the likelihood of success in reproducing in the environment we find ourselves rather than in the cave-man past coded through natural selection in our genes.

    Rudeness Is a Neurotoxin

  • This wild Celt has a bog-theory of music that predates the cave-man — ­and he has the unadulterated stupidity to call himself ultra-modern.

    CHAPTER XI

  • He sketched the economic condition of the cave-man and of the savage peoples of to-day, pointing out that they possessed neither tools nor machines, and possessed only a natural efficiency of one in producing power.

    Chapter 5: The Philomaths

  • If you can come, you will see the cave-man, in evening dress, snarling and snapping over a bone.

    Chapter 5: The Philomaths

  • In face of the facts that modern man lives more wretchedly than the cave-man, and that his producing power is a thousand times greater than that of the cave-man, no other conclusion is possible than that the capitalist class has mismanaged, that you have mismanaged, my masters, that you have criminally and selfishly mismanaged.

    Chapter 5: The Philomaths

  • I pointed out that modern man's producing power through social organization and the use of machinery was a thousand times greater than that of the cave-man.

    Chapter 5: The Philomaths

  • One would conclude from this that under a capable management of society modern civilized man would be a great deal better off than the cave-man.

    Chapter 5: The Philomaths

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