Eric Chaisson Quotes.

1. "... Nature almost surely operates by combining chance with necessity, randomness with determinism..."
- Eric Chaisson, Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos

2. "The two go hand in hand like a dance: chance flirts with necessity, randomness with determinism. To be sure, it is from this interchange that novelty and creativity arise in Nature, thereby yielding unique forms and novel structures."
- Eric Chaisson, Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos

3. "Science is agnostic when it comes to God - not atheistic, as some people prefer to read that laden word wrongly - just agnostic."
- Eric Chaisson, Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos

4. "At every level in our inventory, nothing seems special about our Earth, our Sun, our Galaxy, our Local Group. Evidently, mediocrity reigns throughout. Such is our niche in the Universe."
- Eric Chaisson, Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos

5. "Given enough time, even evolution evolves."
- Eric Chaisson, Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos

6. "Though we might like to think so, humankind is not at any special, unique or privileged location in the gargantuan, perhaps infinite, Universe."
- Eric Chaisson, Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos

7. "... nothing in Nature is black or white, few solutions are clean and clear; rather, reality, and especially our models of it, possess shades of gray throughout."
- Eric Chaisson, Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos

8. "... the blast signatures of a detonated supernova and that of a nuclear bomb are identical."
- Eric Chaisson, Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos

9. "Not that chance dominated events in the early Solar System, for scientific determinism was also functioning. But chance is an essential factor in all evolutionary events, and the birth and development of our planetary system were not exceptions."
- Eric Chaisson, Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos

10. "Apparently, myths become truths if upheld long enough."
- Eric Chaisson, Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos

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