Try this :)
"..man is not descended from animals, but rather, vice versa. Put another way, the human being is not "animal plus X." Rather, various animals are "human prototype minus X," just as life is not "matter plus Y," but "life minus Y."
("If I recall correctly, this was an argument in Schumacher's Guide For the Perplexed." ).
Saturday, May 12, 2007: Drinking from God's Firehose
Ever think how that might fit with Genesis 9:5a, "And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal."
"...just as life is not "matter plus Y," but "life minus Y."
I assume that he meant that *matter* is "life minus Y", not that *life* is "life minus Y"? That would fit better with his previous statement about humans/animals.