Quotes: E

We change our ideas like an animal sheds its coat, in patches, not all at once.

Umberto Eco

I … salute the future. It is the salute of a gladiator ringed by the indifference of the watching stars.

Loren Eisley

Is man a planetary disease?

Loren Eisley

Specialization: the beginning of the road to extinction

Loren Eisley

We weren’t on the wrong side [in Vietnam], we were the wrong side.

Daniel Ellsberg

Virtue is sufficient for happiness.

Screw hapiness, says pk: Virtue is sufficient!

Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; all else is opinion.

pk adds that “atoms” and “empty” and “space” are also mental constructs: also “opinions.”

Everyone has a religion … And I don’t care what it is …

Dwight D. Eisenhower

After such knowledge, what forgiveness?

T. S. Eliot

Evolution consists of an infinitude of trivial, unconscious events.

Michael Pollan. The Botany of Desire

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About pk

Seems to me that some modicum of honesty is requisite to intelligence. If we look in the mirror and see not kleptocrats but Christians, we’re still in the same old trouble.
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