Connection

1099 – “Intention is a universal language. It is the law of gravity between souls. Try, if you must, to fool the stars. Or each other. But this is an agreement four billion years old. Because nothing can be kept from the salt in the sea, from the push and pull of right and wrong. Because it has never been about what you say, but where you speak from.”

-Mia Hollow

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1061 – “A friend loves you for your intelligence, a mistress for your charm, but your family’s love is unreasoning; you were born into it and are of its flesh and blood. Nevertheless it can irritate you more than any group of people in the world.”

-André Maurois

I wish you all a Merry Christmas, may your families not irritate you much!

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1005 – Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan on Humans and Animals

“Humans – who enslave, castrate, experiment on, and fillet other animals – have had an understandable penchant for pretending animals do not feel pain. A sharp distinction between humans and ‘animals’ is essential if we are to bend them to our will, make them work for us, wear them, eat them – without any disquieting tinges of guilt or regret. It is unseemly of us, who often behave so unfeelingly toward other animals, to contend that only humans can suffer. The behavior of other animals renders such pretensions specious. They are just too much like us.”

-Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan

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996 – “A typical neuron makes about ten thousand connections to neighboring neurons. Given that billions of neurons, this means there are as many connections in a single cubic centimeter of brain tissue as there are stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.”

-David Eagleman

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