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"What does it mean that I am brought to tears by a pointed scientific description of the formation of our solar system?" May 13, 2010 11:06AM

 

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Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
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The Global Warming Reader by Bill McKibben
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This is an outstanding collection of various key documents in the history of our understanding of global warming. It provides both an informative view into the history of the science behind global warming and a broad collection of responses to this r...more
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America Aflame by David R. Goldfield
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Daniel Quinn
“[I]n Africa I was a member of a family—of a sort of family that the people of your culture haven't known for thousands of years. If gorillas were capable of such an expression, they would tell you that their family is like a hand, of which they are the fingers. They are fully aware of being a family but are very little aware of being individuals. Here in the zoo there were other gorillas—but there was no family. Five severed fingers do not make a hand.”
Daniel Quinn, Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit

Lewis Thomas
“My mitochondria comprise a very large proportion of me. I cannot do the calculation, but I suppose there is almost as much of them in sheer dry bulk as there is the rest of me. Looked at in this way, I could be taken for a very large, motile colony of respiring bacteria, operating a complex system of nuclei, microtubules, and neurons for the pleasure and sustenance of their families, and running, at the moment, a typewriter.”
Lewis Thomas, The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher

Walt Whitman
“Resist much, obey little.”
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Daniel Quinn
“If the world was made for us, then it BELONGS to us and we can do what we damn well please with it.”
Daniel Quinn, Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit

Daniel Quinn
“The mythology of your culture hums in your ears so constantly that no one pays the slightest bit of attention to it. Of course man is conquering space and the atom and the deserts and the oceans and the elements. According to your mythology, this is what he was BORN to do.”
Daniel Quinn, Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit

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