A very Faustian choice is upon us: whether to accept our corrosive and risky behavior as the unavoidable price of population and economic growth, or to take stock of ourselves and search for a new environmental ethic.
More E. O. Wilson Quotes
- The human mind evolved to believe in the gods. It did not evolve to believe in biology.
- If history and science have taught us anything, it is that passion and desire are not the same as truth.
- We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom.
- Even as empiricism is winning the mind, transcendentalism continues to win the heart.
- The essence of humanity’s spiritual dilemma is that we evolved
- Perhaps the time has come to cease calling it the “environmentalist” view
- The one process now going on that will take millions of years to correct is the loss
- It’s like having astronomy without knowing where the stars are.
- Political ideology can corrupt the mind, and science.