Our brain is mapping the world. Often that map is distorted, but it's a map with constant immediate sensory input.
E. O. Wilson
If history and science have taught us anything, it is that passion and desire are not the same as truth.
Ants have the most complicated social organization on earth next to humans.
If we were to wipe out insects alone on this planet, the rest of life and humanity with it would mostly disappear from the land. Within a few months.
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.
We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.
We should preserve every scrap of biodiversity as priceless while we learn to use it and come to understand what it means to humanity.
You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.
If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.
Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.
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