Everyone talks about the last man, but no one ever
does anything about himknows who he is. Well, I do. And I'm going to tell you.
The key, of course, is to start our researches off on the right foot. The last man—well, how can we determine who that is? Clearly, we have to look at the latter men and proceed from there. So, who are the latter men? We don't really know much about that, either; we sense that they must be closer to us than the last man, whoever he might be, but they're still pretty obscure. So we bring the problem closer: who are the late men? Now we've hit upon something solid: the late men are the recently deceased. Clearly, then, the latter men are the "more late" men. Those who've been dead longer. And the last man is the one who's been dead the longest—Abel.
Pretty surprising, huh? The other interesting thing that comes out of this analysis is that we're always on improving, always on the way up, just getting better and better, for the current generation—always the first—constantly gets closer and closer to the generation after which there shall be no other, the foremost generation.