Voltaire Quote

It is a serious question among them whether they [Africans] are descended from monkeys or whether the monkeys come from them. Our wise men have said that man was created in the image of God. Now here is a lovely image of the Divine Maker: a flat and black nose with little or hardly any intelligence. A time will doubtless come when these animals will know how to cultivate the land well, beautify their houses and gardens, and know the paths of the stars: one needs time for everything.


Les Lettres d'Amabed (1769)

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It is a serious question among them whether they [Africans] are descended from monkeys or whether the monkeys come from them. Our wise men have said...

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It is a serious question among them whether they [Africans] are descended from monkeys or whether the monkeys come from them. Our wise men have said...

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It is a serious question among them whether they [Africans] are descended from monkeys or whether the monkeys come from them. Our wise men have said...

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It is a serious question among them whether they [Africans] are descended from monkeys or whether the monkeys come from them. Our wise men have said...