generations of man

See: humanity
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The man who wrote that word upon the wall disappeared from the midst of the generations of man many centuries ago; the word, in its turn, has been effaced from the wall of the church; the church will, perhaps, itself soon disappear from the face of the earth.
Over the past four decades, we have destroyed more habitats than all of the generations of man that have gone before through the millennia.
Every single day our bodies are bombarded with stresses that would be alien to the generations of man before us who's slow evolutionary adaptations/ reactions and mutations have lead us to this body we have today (note the word 'slow'').
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