Monday, September 18, 2006

"You rationalize . . . You defend. You reject unpalatable truths, and if you can't reject them outright you trivialize them . . . evidence is never enough for you. Temperatures rise, glaciers melt -- species die -- and you blame sunspots and volcanoes. Everyone is like this, but you most of all. You turn incomprehension into mathematics . . ."

--Peter Watts, "Blindsight"

"Whether it is to be Utopia or Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right up to the final moment. Humanity is in 'final exam' as to whether or not it qualifies for continuance in the Universe."

--Buckminister Fuller


razorsmile said...

Re: Blindsight

Ahh, did he send you an ARC? :D

Mac said...

I got that from his newscrawl. But yes, I have, ahem, *access*...

Did you catch my appearance in the acknowledgements of "Behemoth"?

razorsmile said...

*goes to for a looksee*