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The Age of the Expert
marshponds

He didn’t have a left leg so
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he pounded down the sidewalk
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on crutches tucked in his armpits
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like rifles.
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The newspaper reports that
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this is the age of the expert.
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Scientists witnessed another mammal
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create and use weapons—chimps
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sharpened sticks into spears and
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stabbed ‘bush babies’ that slept
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in trees.
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They used to just throw rocks
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to knock them unconscious.
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02/27/07

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