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"All biologists speak of the interaction between heredity and environment. They do not, except in laboratory shorthand, speak of a gene 'causing' a particular behaviour, and they never mean it literally. That would make no more sense that its converse, the idea of behaviour arising from culture without the intervention of brain activity."

Edward O. Wilson

  Category: Miscellany

  

"Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives' mouths."

Bertrand Russell

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive."

Friedrich Nietzsche

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane."

Theodore Adorno

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"Art is ruled uniquely by the imagination."

Benedetto Croce

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other."

Pythagoras

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"A bad cause will ever be supported by bad means and bad men."

Thomas Paine

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Freedom

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"Obi-Wan has taught you well. You have controlled your fear. Now, release your anger. Only your hatred can destroy me."

Darth Vader

Submitted by: gtgillis / 2004-11-03
Category: Star Wars

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