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Beginnings: The Story of Origins Beginnings: The Story of Origins by Isaac Asimov
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“...the Earth in general can only support so much animal life, and for every aditional pound of human beings and his animal favorites, a pound of other animal life must disappear.”
Isaac Asimov, Beginnings: The Story of Origins
“The creation tale of Genesis is very impressive, even in modern terms, if it is treated symbolically and allegorically. But again, the tendency for many people is to accept it literally and to fight ferociously against deviating from it by one iota.”
Isaac Asimov, Beginnings: The Story of Origins
“The same pattern of the creation by supernatural gods of an ordered Universe out of Chaos occurs over and over again in various mythologies, and in a sense, that is the only story possible.”
Isaac Asimov, Beginnings: The Story of Origins
“Even the sternest oppression, however, cannot stop human thought forever.”
Isaac Asimov, Beginnings: The Story of Origins
“Humanity today forms a single species and can interbreed freely. Differences in color of hair, skin and eyes are largely due to differences in the quantity of a pigment called melanin, and this does not affect humanity's essentially unitary character. Nor do differences in the shape of the eye or nose, in the shape of the skull, or in height.”
Isaac Asimov, Beginnings: The Story of Origins