“Some believe what separates men from animals is our ability to reason. Others say it’s language or romantic love, or opposable thumbs. Living here in this lost world, I’ve come to believe it is more than our biology. What truly makes us human is our unending search, our abiding desire for immortality.”
The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle, for those that haven’t heard of this famous classic, is about an expedition to South America to verify claims of a discovery of an area in which dinosaurs and other ancient creatures continue to live. I gave the book a try because (1) I was looking for inspiration for some travel/nature writing that I’m attempting, (2) Arthur Conan Doyle and this book are famous, and (3) the digital download of the book was free.
It was written over a hundred years ago, and I’m still trying to work out how I feel about it.