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Lewis Thomas
(1913-1993) born on
Nov 25
English biologist, essayist. He translated the intricate mysteries of the Earth's biology into a series of finely crafted, award-winning essays.
         
   
F
Ants are so much like human beings as to be an embarrassment. They farm fungi, raise aphids as livestock, launch armies into war, use chemical sprays to alarm and confuse enemies, capture slaves, engage in child labor, exchange information ceaselessly.

R
The act of smelling something, anything, is remarkably like the act of thinking. Immediately at the moment of perception, you can feel the mind going to work, sending the odor around from place to place, setting off complex repertories through the brain.
A
We are a spectacular, splendid manifestation of life. We have language. . . . We have affection. We have genes for usefulness, and usefulness is about as close to a "common goal" of nature as I can guess at.
N
The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from science, along with behavior control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers.
K
If you want to use a cliché you must take full responsibility for it yourself and not try to fob it off on anon., or on society.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Lives of a Cell," Viking 74
R: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
A: The Medusa and the Snail (1979)
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
K: The Medusa and the Snail, "Notes on Punctuation" (1979).
   


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