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Progrss will bring us back to monkeys?

In Russia we have two well-known statements. 1. It was work that done Human from a monkey and 2. laziness is the engine of progress. May be one of these statements is wrong?

Feb 9, 2013 1:40 PM
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About the second statement: in America we sometimes say "Idle hands are the devil's playthings," so I agree with the first statement - work makes a man worthwhile.


Minor correction:


It was work that done changed human(Human should be plural here - the singular form implies that you are speaking about one individual human) about from a monkeys

("About" is not necessary because you have written from, and two prepositions should not be written side-by-side.)

February 11, 2013
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