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Waterland Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 8 Summary

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Chapter 8 Summary

"The Story Telling Animal"

In the "Story Telling Animal," Crick is again addressing his history students. He tells them that the curiosity of people is a distinctive feature of our humanity is buttressed by Crick's views about story telling being the difference between humans and animals - only animals live in the here and now.

Chapter 8 Analysis

This segment contrasts the technocratic Headmaster and his desire to eliminate History, with Crick's notion of the power of story telling at the root of History.

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