Saturday, April 9, 2016

"What Can We Know?"

"What can we know? What are we all?
Poor silly half-brained things peering out at the infinite,
with the aspirations of angels and the instincts of beasts."
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"Man has one name, and many more than two natures. But the essential two are these: 
that he shall strive to impose order on chaos, and that he shall strive to take advantage of chaos…
 A third element of man's nature is this: that he shall not understand what he is doing."
- John Brunner

"It would indeed be a tragedy if the history of the human race proved to be nothing 
more than the story of an ape playing with a box of matches on a petrol dump."
- David Ormsby-Gore

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