Originally Posted by WT Sharpe
The book is filled with interesting word-visuals. Consider this virtual picture to help us understand our place in the chain of life:
“Suppose your father or mother—let’s say father for the sake of definiteness—walked into this room at the ordinary human pace of walking. And suppose just behind him was his father. And just behind him was his father. How long would we have to wait before the ancestor who enters the now-open door is a creature who normally walked on all fours? The answer is a week.”
That's not very long is it? We are such children, no wonder there is so much for us to learn.
as above I started reading "The Demon-Haunted World" I think I must follow it shortly with this one.
Ooooh! ooooh! I like this too:
In fact, there is the remark that is sometimes made about Buddhism, I think in a kindly light, that their god is so great he doesn’t even have to exist. And that is the perfect counterpoise to the ontological argument.
— Carl Sagan
Followup: Bought it, stripped it, added it to Calibre and my readers, lined it up in the to reads...