1. 10

    Social control is best managed through fear.

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  2. 9

    Life is wonderful. It's a gift to be alive, to see the sun and breathe the air. And there isn't really anything else.

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  3. 8

    The purpose of life is to stay alive. Watch any animal in nature--all it tries to do is stay alive. It doesn't care about beliefs or philosophy. Whenever any animal's behavior puts it out of touch with the realities of its existence, it becomes exinct.

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  4. 7

    You think you can destroy the planet? What intoxicating vanity. . . . . We've been residents here for the blink of an eye. If we're gone tomorrow, the earth will not miss us.

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  5. 6

    The extreme positions of the Crossfire Syndrome require extreme simplification - framing the debate in terms which ignore the real issues.

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  6. 5

    Books aren't written - they're rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it.

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  7. 4

    Let's be clear. The planet is not in jeopardy. We are in jeopardy. We haven't got the power to destroy the planet - or to save it. But we might have the power to save ourselves.

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    Whatever it is you seek, you have to put in the time, the practice, the effort. You must give up a lot to get it. It has to be very important to you. And once you have attained it, it is your power. It can't be given away : it resides in you. It is literally the result of your discipline.

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  9. 2

    Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you're being had.

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  10. 1

    Welcome...to Jurassic Park!

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  11. Last Update: 6 February 2023

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