Darwin, King, or Lovecraft: “Will Homo Sapiens Devolve into Homo Canibalis?”

Lovecraft eZine

This post is by John A. DeLaughter, a Lovecraft eZine contributor.

By Chuck Kerr: http://chuckkerr.com/

“At bottom, you see, we are not Homo sapiens at all.  Our core is madness.  The prime directive is murder.  What Darwin was too polite to say, my friends, is that we came to rule the earth not because we were the smartest, or even the meanest, but because we have always been the craziest, most murderous motherfxxkxrs in the jungle…” (1).

Was Stephen King given to literary exaggeration when he described humanity?

Or did King, like H.P. Lovecraft, see the evolutionary potential of mankind in a different light than Darwin’s glowing optimism?

“Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows.  There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having…

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