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#1. Human memory, they say, is like a coat closet: The most enduring outcome of a formal education is that it creates rows of coat hooks so that later on, when you come upon a new piece of information, you have a hook to hang it on. Without a hook, the new information falls on the floor. - Author: Ursula Goodenough
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#2. Great design should tell a story. - Author: Sol Sender
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#3. Early humans, bursting with questions about Nature but with limited understanding of its dynamics, explained things in terms of supernatural persons and person-animals who delivered the droughts and floods and plagues ... - Author: Ursula Goodenough
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#4. Life from nonlife, like wine from water, has long been considered a miracle wrought by gods or God. Now it is seen to be the near-inevitable consequence of our thermal and chemical circumstances. - Author: Ursula Goodenough
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#5. If the rest of the world likes Americans only when we're dying, the rest of the world can go to hell. - Author: James Taranto
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#6. Where is my chance to be somebody's Peter Van Houten?' He hit the steering wheel weakly, the car honking as he cried. He leaned his head back, looking up. 'I hate myself I hate myself I hate this I hate this I disgust myself I hate it I hate it I hate it just let me fucking die. - Author: John Green
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#7. Magic is not the solution to every problem, but it sure helps in eleven out of ten cases. - Author: Patrick Thomas
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#8. I have come to understand that the self, my self, is inherently sacred. By virtue of its own improbability, its own miracle, its own emergence ... And so I lift up my head, and I bear my own witness, with affection and tenderness and respect. And in so doing, I sanctify myself with my own grace. - Author: Ursula Goodenough
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#9. When the responses elicited by the Epic of Evolution are gathered together several religious principles emerge that I can believe, serve as a framework for a global Ethos. - Author: Ursula Goodenough
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#10. Life, we can now say, is getting something to happen against the odds, and remembering how to do it. - Author: Ursula Goodenough
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#11. The evolution of the cosmos invokes in me a sense of mystery; the increase in biodiversity invokes the response of humility; and an understanding of the evolution of death offers me helpful ways to think about my own death. - Author: Ursula Goodenough
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#12. It is as we respond to the understandings and feelings inherent in ... art that we acquire much of our truth, much of our nobility and grace, and much of our pleasure. - Author: Ursula Goodenough
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#13. The most reliable joy is to be out of doors, to be a creature among other creatures. I find it very restful. - Author: Ursula Goodenough
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#14. The Senegalese conservationist Baba Dioum can summarize: "In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught." - Author: Ursula Goodenough
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#15. Perhaps we should all settle down and think about what's good in the world and what we want to do here. If we find this planet and its history and its story to be sacred, let's preserve and nourish it, and then we can go home at night and say whatever prayers we choose. - Author: Ursula Goodenough
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#16. The Big Bang, the formation of sars and planets, the origin and evolution of life on this planet, the advent of human consciousness and the resultant evolution of cultures - this is the story, the one story, that has the potential to unite us, because it happens to be true. - Author: Ursula Goodenough
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#17. We are embedded in the great evolutionary story of planet Earth, the spare, elegant process of mutation and selection and bricolage. And this means that we are anything but alone. - Author: Ursula Goodenough
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#18. Call it sentimentality. Call it curiosity.
Just don't call it madness. - Author: Megan Shepherd
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#19. Human consensus does not generate reality. Were it able to do so, the Sun would have taken to orbiting the Earth some time ago. - Author: Ursula Goodenough
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#20. Relax," he whispered. "You're as stiff as a board." No, I thought, you're as stiff as a board. Which was true, I could feel that against my legs. - Author: Karina Halle
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#21. Reverence is the sense that there is something larger than the self, larger even than the human, to which one accords respect and awe and assent. - Author: Ursula Goodenough
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#22. The concept of an independent spiritual realm does not augment, for me, the magic of the mystical dimension, whereas to think of this dimension as emergent from our minds makes it all the more wondrous to be a human. - Author: Ursula Goodenough
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