“Unless we felt strongly enough to exert ourselves in one direction rather than another, we would do nothing, but would suffer the fate of Buridan’s ass.” A.C. Grayling; Though Euphoria Will Fade, Hope Springs Eternal; The Canberra Times (Australia); Nov 12, 2008.
“It appears that the magnificent eagle may be making a resurgence in Essex County. Too bad we won’t be able to enjoy them for long. Soon we will find them lying guillotined below the myriad wind turbines our illustrious premier and his gang believe are so good for us.” – Mary Anne Adam; Turbines Going to Take Out Eagles; The Windsor Star (Canada); May 6, 2010.
“The Indian economy continues to grow at a healthy 8%. You and your team deserves kudos for that.” – Raj Chengappa; Dear Dr Manmohan Singh; The Tribune (Chandigarh, India); May 21, 2010.
“The program aims to rebuild a system in shambles before nearly 4,000 schools were destroyed.” – $2 Billion Sought to Overhaul Ruined Haiti Schools; Associated Press; May 15, 2010.
“Grigori Rasputin, was neither mad nor a monk, but an unconventional starets.” – Cecilia Rasmussen; Shadowed by Rasputin’s Evil Reputation; Los Angeles Times; Oct 10, 1999.
“I believe every action an insect makes is due to a reflex, a taxis or a tropism.” – Poppy Adams; The Sister; Anchor; 2009.
“Dionysius wanted to see the entire cosmos as a taxis, in the sense of a hierarchy.” – James H. Charlesworth; Jesus and Archaeology; Wm. B. Eerdmans; 2006.
“It would not be surprising if a few features — even very large ones — were sculpted by aeolian processes into the pyramidal forms we see.” – Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan; The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark; Random House; 1995.