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The fate of the sons of men and the fate of beasts is the same;
As one dies, so dies the other.

They all have the same breath, and man has no advantage over the beasts;
For all is vanity.

All go to one place; all are from the dust, and all turn to dust again.

(><> Ecclesiastes 3:19-20)


It would be difficult after spending nearly twenty years developing a theory of the Earth as a living organism - where the evolution of the species and their material environment are tightly coupled but still evolve by natural selection - to avoid capturing views about the problems of pollution and the degredation of the natural environment by humans.

(James Lovelock in the preface to 'The Ages of Gaia')


'So I suppose it's fair to say that as our intelligence has increased it has given us not only greater power, but also an understanding of the consequences of using that power. It has given us the ability to control our environment, but also the ability to control ourselves.'

(Douglas Adams talking to Mark Carwadine in 'Last Chance to See')


Isn't it sad how some people's grip on their lives is so precarious that they'll embrace any preposterous delusion rather than face an occasional bleak truth?

(Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson)


Now I'd better go out and dig the garden, or something.

(Richard Dawkins in 'The Blind Watchmaker')

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