Eric Chaisson Quotes.

11. "Evolution, energy, and ethics are the core elements that will guide us along the challenging path toward the Life Era: the first - evolution - because a good understanding of our universal roots and of our place in the cosmic scheme of things will help us create a feasible future course; the second - energy - because our fate will bear strongly on the ways that humankind learns to use energy efficiently and safely; and the third - ethics - because global citizenship and a planetary society are crucial factors in the survival of our species."
- Eric Chaisson, Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos

12. "Let's first ask, what is life? And immediately we are stumped."
- Eric Chaisson, Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos

13. "The epitome of culture is the search for truth, or at least a reasonable approximation of reality, most notably the need to know ourselves and the world around us."
- Eric Chaisson, Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos

14. "... researchers argue that it's of utmost importance to unravel the nature of black holes, lest we someday begin to worship them. Sounds ridiculous, but whole segments of humankind have often revered the unknowable, venerating that which cannot be tested experimentally. Come to think of it, many still do in twenty-first-century society."
- Eric Chaisson, Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos

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