[Vocabulary] What does "and back" mean?

miskin miskin

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Hi!

Daniel Dennett has written a new book which is "from bacteria to bach and back". What does "and back" mean in this title?
 

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Hello miskin, and welcome to the forum. :)
From Bacteria to Bach and Back"
It means from being primitive to being sophisticated to being primitive again.
It is implying that humans started off as primitive, then became civilized and sophisticated, but now we are heading towards primitiveness again.
 

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Hello miskin, and welcome to the forum. :)

It means from being primitive to being sophisticated to being primitive again.
It is implying that humans started off as primitive, then became civilized and sophisticated, but now we are heading towards primitiveness again.

huh! i've never thought this title could use with that meaning.

thank you!
 

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Huh! [STRIKE]i've[/STRIKE] I never thought this title could be used with that meaning.

Thank you!

See above. Remember to start every sentence with a capital letter and to capitalise the word "I" every time you use it.
 

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The ...and back gives the sense of a journey. Mr. Dennett wants to create the impression that reading this book is a bit like going on a journey.
 
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