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Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain--and How it Changed the World Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain--and How it Changed the World by Carl Zimmer
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“[Writing to Lucretius, on Epicurus' belief that the soul was no different from the rest of the cosmos; made of atoms] "Death is therefore nothing to us, and does not concern us at all, since it appears that the substance of the soul is perishable. When the separation of body and soul, whose union is the essence of our being, is consummated, it is clear that absolutely nothing will be able to reach us and awaken our sensibility, not even if earth mixes with sea, and sea with heaven.”
Carl Zimmer, Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain--and How it Changed the World
“It was final sour proof of something Harvey had suspected for years: "Man, "he declared, "is but a great mischievous baboon.”
Carl Zimmer, Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain--and How it Changed the World
“I never knew any man who had once tasted the sweetness of experimental knowledge, that ever afterward fasted after ye Vapour garlick and onions of phantasmatical seeming philosophy." [William Petty]”
Carl Zimmer, Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain--and How it Changed the World