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The illusion of self-importance

“Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.” – Carl Sagan When … Continue reading

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Why we need each other

A lichen is a composite organism that arises from algae or cyanobacteria (or both) living among filaments of a fungus in a symbiotic relationship. The combined life form has properties that are very different from the properties of its component organisms. … Continue reading

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Jim Morrison’s father, the late United States Navy rear-admiral George Stephen Morrison, placed a marker on his son’s grave at the Père Lachaise Cemetery which bears the Greek inscription ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ, translated as “true to his own spirit”. If you … Continue reading

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