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  • n. subspecies of Homo sapiens; includes all modern races


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  • Receiving a professional shave is a plea­sure which modern man has all but abandoned, but one in which I indulge every day.

    Prayers To Broken Stones

  • At the end of The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown writes, “Within a matter of years modern man will be forced to accept what is now unthinkable: our minds can generate energy capable of transforming physical matter.”

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • Has the caveman's natural efficiency of I for food-getting and shelter-getting diminished in modern man to one-half or one-quarter?


  • In face of the facts that modern man lives more wretchedly than the caveman, and that modern man's food - and shelter-getting efficiency is a thousand fold greater than the caveman's, no other solution is possible than that the management is prodigiously wasteful.


  • Characterizing Lewis as "a modern man who was responsible for millions and millions of people who refuse to admit that they evolved from early hominids like the rest of us" (page 19) makes the erudite Inkling sound like Jimmy Swaggart.

    New Race

  • He's modern man and I don't mind betting he's a techno-freak into the bargain.

    the mission song


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