Everybody’s a critic (5th Century style)

Something I ran across in the April 10th, 2016 New York Times.  

Article:  What I learned Tickling Apes by Frans  De Waal.   

The term anthropomorphism which means “human Form,” comes from the Greek philosopher Xenophanes, who protested in the fifth century B.C. against Homer’s poetry because it described the gods as though they looked human.  Xenophanes mocked this assumption , reported saying that if horses had hands they would “draw their gods like horses.” 

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