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Political ideology can corrupt the mind, and science.


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"We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely." Make picture quote!
"We should preserve every scrap of biodiversity as priceless while we learn to use it and come to understand what it means to humanity." Make picture quote!
"When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all." Make picture quote!
"You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give." Make picture quote!
"To the extent that philosophical positions both confuse us and close doors to further inquiry, they are likely to be wrong." Make picture quote!
"True character arises from a deeper well than religion." Make picture quote!
"People need a sacred narrative. They must have a sense of larger purpose, in one form or another, however intellectualized. They will find a way to keep ancestral spirits alive." Make picture quote!
"Perhaps the time has come to cease calling it the environmentalist view, as though it were a lobbying effort outside the mainstream of human activity, and to start calling it the real-world view." Make picture quote!
"Sometimes a concept is baffling not because it is profound but because it is wrong." Make picture quote!
"The essence of humanity's spiritual dilemma is that we evolved genetically to accept one truth and discovered another. Is there a way to erase the dilemma, to resolve the contradictions between the transcendentalist and the empiricist world views?" Make picture quote!
"The historical circumstance of interest is that the tropical rain forests have persisted over broad parts of the continents since their origins as stronghold of the flowering plants 150 million years ago." Make picture quote!
"The human mind evolved to believe in the gods. It did not evolve to believe in biology." Make picture quote!
"Old beliefs die hard even when demonstrably false." Make picture quote!
"Theology made no provision for evolution. The biblical authors had missed the most important revelation of all! Could it be that they were not really privy to the thoughts of God?" Make picture quote!
"There is no better high than discovery." Make picture quote!
"The one process now going on that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. This is the folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us." Make picture quote!
"Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction." Make picture quote!
"It's obvious that the key problem facing humanity in the coming century is how to bring a better quality of life - for 8 billion or more people - without wrecking the environment entirely in the attempt." Make picture quote!
"It's like having astronomy without knowing where the stars are." Make picture quote!
"If those committed to the quest fail, they will be forgiven. When lost, they will find another way. The moral imperative of humanism is the endeavor alone, whether successful or not, provided the effort is honorable and failure memorable." Make picture quote!
"If history and science have taught us anything, it is that passion and desire are not the same as truth." Make picture quote!
"Even as empiricism is winning the mind, transcendentalism continues to win the heart." Make picture quote!
"By any reasonable measure of achievement, the faith of the Enlightenment thinkers in science was justified." Make picture quote!
"Blind faith, no matter how passionately expressed, will not suffice. Science for its part will test relentlessly every assumption about the human condition." Make picture quote!
"A very Faustian choice is upon us: whether to accept our corrosive and risky behavior as the unavoidable price of population and economic growth, or to take stock of ourselves and search for a new environmental ethic." Make picture quote!
"Every major religion today is a winner in the Darwinian struggle waged among cultures, and none ever flourished by tolerating its rivals." Make picture quote!
"If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos." Make picture quote!
"Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal." Make picture quote!




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