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Lewis Thomas quotes: The gift of language is the single human trait that marks us all genetically, setting us apart from the rest of life. The gift of language is the single human trait that marks us all genetically, setting us apart from the rest of life.
Lewis Thomas quotes: Cats - a standing rebuke to behavioural scientists ... least human of all creatures. Cats - a standing rebuke to behavioural scientists ... least human of all creatures.
Lewis Thomas quotes: We leave traces of ourselves wherever we go, on whatever we touch. We leave traces of ourselves wherever we go, on whatever we touch.
Lewis Thomas quotes: We owe our lives to the sun ... How is it, then, that we feel no gratitude? We owe our lives to the sun ... How is it, then, that we feel no gratitude?
Lewis Thomas quotes: The greatest single achievement of nature to date was surely the invention of the molecule DNA. The greatest single achievement of nature to date was surely the invention of the molecule DNA.
Lewis Thomas quotes: Cats are a standing rebuke to behavioral scientists wanting to know how the minds of animals work. The mind of a cat is an unscrutable mystery. Cats are a standing rebuke to behavioral scientists wanting to know how the minds of animals work. The mind of a cat is an unscrutable mystery.
Lewis Thomas quotes: It is in our collective behavior that we are most mysterious. It is in our collective behavior that we are most mysterious.
Lewis Thomas quotes: Man is embedded in nature. Man is embedded in nature.
Lewis Thomas quotes: We have yet to learn how to retain our humaneness when assembled in masses. We have yet to learn how to retain our humaneness when assembled in masses.
Lewis Thomas quotes: Some of the shrewdest insight into natural processes have been greeted at the outset by the exclamation 'But that's ridiculous'. Some of the shrewdest insight into natural processes have been greeted at the outset by the exclamation 'But that's ridiculous'.
Lewis Thomas quotes: Everything here is alive thanks to the living of everything else. Everything here is alive thanks to the living of everything else.
Lewis Thomas quotes: Worrying is the most natural and spontaneous of all human functions. It is time to acknowledge this, perhaps even to learn to do it better. Worrying is the most natural and spontaneous of all human functions. It is time to acknowledge this, perhaps even to learn to do it better.
Lewis Thomas quotes: We are built to make mistakes, coded for error. We are built to make mistakes, coded for error.
Lewis Thomas quotes: Any species capable of producing, at this earliest, juvenile stage of its development ... the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, cannot be all bad. Any species capable of producing, at this earliest, juvenile stage of its development ... the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, cannot be all bad.
Lewis Thomas quotes: Nature abhors a long silence. Nature abhors a long silence.
Lewis Thomas quotes: The whole dear notion of one's own Self-marvelous old free-willed, free- enterprising, autonomous, independent, isolated island of a Self- is a myth. The whole dear notion of one's own Self-marvelous old free-willed, free- enterprising, autonomous, independent, isolated island of a Self- is a myth.
Lewis Thomas quotes: The most solid piece of scientific truth I know of is that we are profoundly ignorant about nature. The most solid piece of scientific truth I know of is that we are profoundly ignorant about nature.
Lewis Thomas quotes: We are spectacular splendid manifestations of life. We have language. We have affection. And finally, and perhaps best of all, we have music. We are spectacular splendid manifestations of life. We have language. We have affection. And finally, and perhaps best of all, we have music.
Lewis Thomas quotes: If we are to be destroyed we will do it ourselves by warfare with thermonuclear weaponry. If we are to be destroyed we will do it ourselves by warfare with thermonuclear weaponry.
Lewis Thomas quotes: Most things get better by themselves. Most things, in fact, are better by morning. Most things get better by themselves. Most things, in fact, are better by morning.
Lewis Thomas quotes: If you want to use a cliche you must take full responsibility for it yourself and not try to fob it off on anon., or on society. If you want to use a cliche you must take full responsibility for it yourself and not try to fob it off on anon., or on society.
Lewis Thomas quotes: Things are bound to begin happening if you've got your wits about you. You create the lucky accidents. Things are bound to begin happening if you've got your wits about you. You create the lucky accidents.
Lewis Thomas quotes: I will confess that I have no more sense of what goes on in the mind of mankind than I have for the mind of an ant. I will confess that I have no more sense of what goes on in the mind of mankind than I have for the mind of an ant.
Lewis Thomas quotes: It is in our genes to understand the universe if we can, to keep trying even if we cannot, and to be enchanted by the act of learning all the It is in our genes to understand the universe if we can, to keep trying even if we cannot, and to be enchanted by the act of learning all the way.
Lewis Thomas quotes: If an idea cannot move on its own, pushing it doesn't help; best to let it lie there. If an idea cannot move on its own, pushing it doesn't help; best to let it lie there.
Lewis Thomas quotes: Left to ourselves, mechanistic and autonomic, we hanker for friends. Left to ourselves, mechanistic and autonomic, we hanker for friends.
Lewis Thomas quotes: I don't think that the permanence of the individual human soul is an indispensable part of religious thought. I don't think that the permanence of the individual human soul is an indispensable part of religious thought.
Lewis Thomas quotes: I would send the complete works of Johann Sebastian Bach into outer space on the Voyager spacecraft. But that would be boasting. I would send the complete works of Johann Sebastian Bach into outer space on the Voyager spacecraft. But that would be boasting.
Lewis Thomas quotes: Survival, in the cool economics of biology, means simply the persistence of one's own genes in the generations to follow. Survival, in the cool economics of biology, means simply the persistence of one's own genes in the generations to follow.
Lewis Thomas quotes: It's just plain learning something that you didn't know. There is a real aesthetic experience in being dumbfounded. It's just plain learning something that you didn't know. There is a real aesthetic experience in being dumbfounded.
Lewis Thomas quotes: Selfness is an essential fact of life. The thought of nonselfness, precise sameness is terrifying. Selfness is an essential fact of life. The thought of nonselfness, precise sameness is terrifying.