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#extinction

Read through the most famous quotes by topic #extinction




It is peoples' fantasies of what is true that is so extraordinary. That that we were born and that we face eternal extinction after death is an extraordinary fantasy.


Brian Perkins


#born #death #eternal #extinction #extraordinary

In the landscape of extinction, precision is next to godliness.


Samuel Beckett


#godliness #landscape #next #precision

Don't forget this club nearly went out of extinction last year.


Alan Smith


#extinction #forget #last #last year #nearly

The damage that climate change is causing and that will get worse if we fail to act goes beyond the hundreds of thousands of lives, homes and businesses lost, ecosystems destroyed, species driven to extinction, infrastructure smashed and people inconvenienced.


David Suzuki


#beyond #businesses #causing #change #climate

Doctors, dressed up in one professional costume or another, have been in busy practice since the earliest records of every culture on earth. It is hard to think of a more dependable or enduring occupation, harder still to imagine any future events leading to its extinction.


Lewis Thomas


#any #been #busy #costume #culture

Whereas a novice makes moves until he gets checkmated (proof), a Grand Master realizes 20 moves in advance that it’s futile to continue playing (conceptualizing).


Bill Gaede


#extinction #gaede #hypothesis #knowledge #prediction

Extinction catches Man by surprise because no one can even imagine that such a catastrophe can happen to an intelligent species.


Bill Gaede


#extinction #gaede #god #physics #imagination

Man wants to see nature and evolution as separate from human activities. There is a natural world, and there is man. But man also belongs to the natural world. If he is a ferocious predator, that too is part of evolution. If cod and haddock and other species cannot survive because man kills them, something more adaptable will take their place. Nature, the ultimate pragmatist, doggedly searches for something that works. But as the cockroach demonstrates, what works best in nature does not always appeal to us.


Mark Kurlansky


#ecology #evolution #extinction #humans #natural-world

It is certain that such a revolution in thought - that is, such an expansion of consciousness, such an evolution of intelligence - is not the result of a whim. It is in fact a question of a cosmic influence to which the earth, along with everything in it, is subjected. A phase in the gestation of the planetary particle of our solar system is completed. Gaston Bachelard observes, in this connection, what he calls “a mutation of Spirit.” A new period must begin, and this is heralded by seismic movement, climate changes, and finally, above all, by the spirit that animates man.


Schwaller de Lubicz


#evolution #extinction #change

It's haunting to realize that half of the languages of the world are teetering on the brink of extinction.


Wade Davis


#extinction #half #haunting #languages #realize






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