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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.
Sometimes you get a glimpse of a semicolon coming, a few lines farther on, and it is like climbing a steep path through woods and seeing a wooden bench just at a bend in the road ahead, a place where you can expect to sit for a moment. . .

Worrying is the most natural and spontaneous of all human functions. It is time to acknowledge this, perhaps even to learn to do it better.
The uniformity of earth's life, more astonishing than its diversity, is accountable by the high probability that we derived, originally, from some single cell, fertilized in a bolt of lightning as the earth cooled.
The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives, but still hidden from the public, is that most things get better by themselves; most things, in fact, are better in the morning.
We pass the word around; we ponder how the case is put by different people, we read the poetry; we meditate over the literature; we play the music; we change our minds; we reach an understanding. Society evolves this way . . .
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Medusa and the Snail, "Notes on Punctuation" (1979).
R: More Notes of a Biology Watcher," 'The Medusa and the Snail'
A: The Lives of a Cell," Viking 74
N: In NY "Times," 4 Jul 76
K: The Medusa and the Snail (1979)

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