Nothing in Nature is Contemptible

In Nature nothing; is mean or contemptible and it is only pride, originating in a false idea of our superiority, which causes our contempt for some of her productions. In the eyes of Nature, however, the oyster that vegetates at the bottom of the sea is as dear and perfect as the proud biped who devours it.

~ Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d’Holbach (1723-12-08 1789-01-21 age:65)