The Awesomest Sentence I Read Today

This is from philosopher Daniel Dennett's book Darwin's Dangerous Idea; an excellent read dissecting the implications that can be derived from Darwin's revolutionary intellectual legacy:
It has often been pointed out that Plato's curious theory of reincarnation and reminiscence, which he offers as an explanation of the source of our a priori knowledge, bears a striking resemblance to Darwin's theory... Darwin himself famously noted the resemblance in a remark in one of his notebooks. Commenting on the claim that Plato thought our "necessary ideas" arise from the pre-existence of the soul, Darwin wrote "read monkeys for preexistence."
How cool is that?
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