“THE GREATEST OF ALL THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF 20TH-CENTURY SCIENCE has been the discovery of human ignorance.” Lewis Thomas, Lives of a Cell. “OUR IGNORANCE, OF COURSE, HAS ALWAYS BEEN WITH US, AND ALWAYS WILL BE. What is new is our awareness of it, our awakening to its fathomless dimensions, and it is this, more than anything else, that marks the coming of age of our species.” Timothy Ferris, Coming of Age in the Milky Way.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Yahweh, or the Highway!

“No matter where you touched this God, he bellowed. If you said a kind word to him he lifted his fist and shouted, ‘I want meat!’ If you offered a lamb or your firstborn son as a sacrifice, he screamed, ‘I don't want meat. Do not rend your clothes; rend your hearts. Turn your flesh into spirit, your spirit into prayer, and scatter it to the winds!’” (Nikos Kazantzakis The Last Temptation)

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