E.O. Wilson, The Meaning of Human Existence, p. 183:
“We are all free in a democracy to believe whatever we wish, so why call any opinion such as Creationism a virulent cultural parasite-equivalent? Because it represents a triumph of blind religious faith over carefully tested fact. It is not a conception of reality forged by evidence and logical judgment. Instead, it is part of the price of admission to a religious tribe. Faith is the evidence given of a person’s submission to a particular god, and even then not to the deity directly but to other humans who claim to represent the god.”
The awful daring of a moment’s surrender which an age of prudence
can never retract.
by this, and only this, we have existed.”
― T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land
Once upon a time you felt so fine
Threw the bums a dime in your prime
– Bob Dylan, Like a Rolling Stone in 3/4 time
Same old song, just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see
Dust in the wind, all we are is dust in the wind
– Kansas, Dust in the Wind
TIMEX: It takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’.
LED ZEPPELIN: And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.
JOHNNIE COCHRAN: If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.
MOUNDS AND ALMOND JOY: Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes You Don’t.
GEORGE BUSH TO FEMA DIRECTOR MICHAEL BROWN: Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.