Riddle of the links

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What moves without feet in the morning, travels on four feet in the afternoon,
and walks on two feet at night?

Answer: Man - in evolution from swimming organism to quadrupedal animals to bipedal people.
 

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Wait wasn't there a cane in there somewhere?
 
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That was the story of Cane and Able.
 
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Wait wasn't there a cane in there somewhere?
You are thinking of:
What walks on four feet in the morning, two at noon, and three in the afternoon.
 
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What moves without feet in the morning, travels on four feet in the afternoon,
and walks on two feet at night?

Answer: Man - in evolution from swimming organism to quadrupedal animals to bipedal people.

What makes you think it's nighttime? With any luck it could be half past 7 on a sunny morning, and we'll be back to no-feet soon.
 
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This riddle is in analogy to that of the Sphinx - however, here it describes not a lifetime, but evolution over the eons.
 
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What makes you think it's nighttime? With any luck it could be half past 7 on a sunny morning, and we'll be back to no-feet soon.

He's got a point. A man's lifetime is finite, like the day, but evolution over eons is not finite. Metaphorically, it could be only half past 7.

Or merely 12:01AM... :wink:
 

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