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Edward O. Wilson quotes: Would the humanities care to colonize the sciences? Would the humanities care to colonize the sciences?
Edward O. Wilson quotes: A society that condemns homosexuality harms itself. (254) A society that condemns homosexuality harms itself. (254)
Edward O. Wilson quotes: One planet, one experiment. One planet, one experiment.
Edward O. Wilson quotes: People would rather believe than know. People would rather believe than know.
Edward O. Wilson quotes: Very often ambition and entrepreneurial drive, in combination, beat brilliance. Very often ambition and entrepreneurial drive, in combination, beat brilliance.
Edward O. Wilson quotes: To get hold of the human condition, we need next a much broader definition of history than is conventionally used. To get hold of the human condition, we need next a much broader definition of history than is conventionally used.
Edward O. Wilson quotes: Let us see how high we can fly before the sun melts the wax in our wings. Let us see how high we can fly before the sun melts the wax in our wings.
Edward O. Wilson quotes: A spider spinning its web intends, whether conscious of the outcome or not, to catch a fly. That is the meaning of the web. A spider spinning its web intends, whether conscious of the outcome or not, to catch a fly. That is the meaning of the web.
Edward O. Wilson quotes: What is man? Storyteller, mythmaker, and destroyer of the living world. Thinking What is man? Storyteller, mythmaker, and destroyer of the living world. Thinking
Edward O. Wilson quotes: except for behaving like apes much of the time and suffering genetically limited life spans, we are godlike. except for behaving like apes much of the time and suffering genetically limited life spans, we are godlike.
Edward O. Wilson quotes: Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal. Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.
Edward O. Wilson quotes: We have created a Star Wars civilization, with Stone Age emotions, medieval institutions, and godlike technology. We have created a Star Wars civilization, with Stone Age emotions, medieval institutions, and godlike technology.
Edward O. Wilson quotes: All of the species that have attained eusociality, as I have stressed, live in fortified nest sites. All of the species that have attained eusociality, as I have stressed, live in fortified nest sites.
Edward O. Wilson quotes: So what could the hypothetical aliens learn from us that has any value to them? The correct answer is the humanities. So what could the hypothetical aliens learn from us that has any value to them? The correct answer is the humanities.
Edward O. Wilson quotes: The human condition is a singularity, The human condition is a singularity,
Edward O. Wilson quotes: The creation myth is a Darwinian device for survival. The creation myth is a Darwinian device for survival.
Edward O. Wilson quotes: [E]very major religion today is a winner in the Darwinian struggle waged among cultures, and none ever flourished by tolerating its rivals. [E]very major religion today is a winner in the Darwinian struggle waged among cultures, and none ever flourished by tolerating its rivals.
Edward O. Wilson quotes: They travel long distances to stroll along the seashore, for reasons they can't put into words. They travel long distances to stroll along the seashore, for reasons they can't put into words.
Edward O. Wilson quotes: [Scientific humanism is] the only worldview compatible with science's growing knowledge of the real world and the laws of nature. [Scientific humanism is] the only worldview compatible with science's growing knowledge of the real world and the laws of nature.
Edward O. Wilson quotes: Are human beings intrinsically good but corruptible by the forces of evil, or the reverse, innately sinful yet redeemable by the forces of good? Are human beings intrinsically good but corruptible by the forces of evil, or the reverse, innately sinful yet redeemable by the forces of good?
Edward O. Wilson quotes: Science and technology are what we can do; morality is what we agree we should or should not do. Science and technology are what we can do; morality is what we agree we should or should not do.
Edward O. Wilson quotes: Preferring a search for objective reality over revelation is another way of satisfying religious hunger. Preferring a search for objective reality over revelation is another way of satisfying religious hunger.
Edward O. Wilson quotes: The greater problems of history are not solved; they are merely forgotten. The greater problems of history are not solved; they are merely forgotten.
Edward O. Wilson quotes: Soccer moms are the enemy of natural history and the full development of a child. Soccer moms are the enemy of natural history and the full development of a child.
Edward O. Wilson quotes: You teach me, I forget. You show me, I remember. You involve me, I understand. You teach me, I forget. You show me, I remember. You involve me, I understand.
Edward O. Wilson quotes: The love of complexity without reductionism makes art; the love of complexity with reductionism makes science. The love of complexity without reductionism makes art; the love of complexity with reductionism makes science.
Edward O. Wilson quotes: We are chemosensory idiots. By comparison most other organisms are geniuses. We are chemosensory idiots. By comparison most other organisms are geniuses.
Edward O. Wilson quotes: Human beings were made for music. Its thrill and rapture are picked up almost immediately by little children Human beings were made for music. Its thrill and rapture are picked up almost immediately by little children
Edward O. Wilson quotes: There is no better high than discovery. There is no better high than discovery.
Edward O. Wilson quotes: Human nature is deeper and broader than the artificial contrivance of any existing culture. Human nature is deeper and broader than the artificial contrivance of any existing culture.
Edward O. Wilson quotes: Humanity is exalted not because we are so far above other living creatures, but because knowing them well elevates the very concept of life. Humanity is exalted not because we are so far above other living creatures, but because knowing them well elevates the very concept of life.
Edward O. Wilson quotes: HISTORY IS A bath of blood," wrote William James, HISTORY IS A bath of blood," wrote William James,
Edward O. Wilson quotes: The true cause of hatred and violence is faith versus faith, an outward expression of the ancient instinct of tribalism. The true cause of hatred and violence is faith versus faith, an outward expression of the ancient instinct of tribalism.
Edward O. Wilson quotes: Socialism really works under some circumstances. Karl Marx just had the wrong species. Socialism really works under some circumstances. Karl Marx just had the wrong species.