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Loren Eiseley
(1907-1977) born on
Sep 03
US anthropologist, educator, author. He wrote about anthropology for the lay person in eloquent, poetic style; wrote "The Star Thrower," 1949 and "The Unexpected Universe," 1969.
Like the herd animals we are, we sniff warily at the strange one among us.

From the solitude of the wood, [Man] has passed to the more dreadful solitude of the heart.
Each one of us is a statistical impossibility around which hove a million other lives that were never destined to be born.
It was the failures who had always won, but by the time they won they had come to be called successes. This is the final paradox, which men call evolution.
If it should turn out that we have mishandled our own lives as several civilizations before us have done, it seems a pity that we should involve the violet and the tree frog in our departure.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Mind as Nature."
R: In "Barnes & Noble Book of Quotations," by Robert I. Fitzhenry, 1987.
A: "The Unexpected Universe," 1969.
N: "The Inner Galaxy," in "The Star Thrower," 1949.
K: "The Lethal Factor," in "The Star Thrower," 1949.

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