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E.O. Wilson in Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge

Theoretical physics and molecular biology are acquired tastes.  The cost of scientific advance is the humbling recognition that reality was not constructed to be easily grasped by the human mind.  This is the cardinal tenet of scientific understanding: Our species and its ways of thinking are a product of evolution, not the purpose of evolution.

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