James Rollins Quotes.

11. "Life on this planet has always been a balancing act—a complex web of interconnectivity that’s surprisingly fragile. Remove or even alter enough key components and that web begins to fray and fall apart. Such a collapse—or mass extinction—has happened five times in our planet’s geological past. The first struck four hundred million years ago, when most marine life died off. The third event hit both land and sea at the end of the Permian Period, wiping out 90 percent of the world’s species, coming within a razor’s edge of ending all life on earth. The fifth and most recent extinction took out the dinosaurs, ushering in the era of mammals and altering the world forever. How close are we to seeing such an event happen again? Some scientists believe we’re already there, neck-deep in a sixth mass extinction. Every hour, three more species go extinct, totaling over thirty thousand a year. Worst of all, the rate of this die-off is continually rising. At this very moment, nearly half of all amphibians, a quarter of all mammals, and a third of all reefs balance at the edge of extinction. Even a third of all conifer trees teeter at that brink. Why is this happening? In the past, such massive die-offs had been triggered by sudden changes in global climate or shifts in plate tectonics, or in the case of the dinosaurs, possibly even an asteroid strike. Yet most scientists believe this current crisis has a simpler explanation: humans. Through our trampling of the environment and rise in pollution, mankind has been the driving force behind the loss of most species. According to a report by Duke University released in May 2014, human activity has driven species into extinction at the rate a thousandfold faster than before the arrival of modern man."
- James Rollins, The 6th Extinction

12. "according to Native American legends, dogs with different-colored eyes could see both heaven and earth."
- James Rollins, The 6th Extinction

13. "Society is a destructive illusion of control, nothing more. And"
- James Rollins, The 6th Extinction

14. "The strong were always eating the weak."
- James Rollins, Deep Fathom

15. "In the real world, few plans proceeded as planned. For a mission to succeed, a plan had to be liquid, capable of changing at a moment’s notice."
- James Rollins, Deep Fathom

16. "Who was this mysterious founding member of an order that would grow in such prominence in history and legend? Why was this last knight never named as plainly as the others? The answer to that mystery is the beginning of a great adventure."
- James Rollins, Tracker: A Short Story Exclusive

17. "They wanted them to look like the Gods. God doesn't look like this."
- James Rollins, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

19. "It was the monster of all winged dinosaurs, the pteranodon."
- James Rollins, Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx

20. "Dus ga je maar gauw inlezen, Einstein. We moeten zo veel mogelijk weten.' 'Wat ga jij dan doen?' Kady keek om, één wenkbrauw opgetrokken, een vilein glimlachje om haar mond. 'Ik moet mijn sabel slijpen."
- James Rollins, Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx

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