Complete and total perfection will come about only when we feel that our perfection is no perfections as long as the rest of humanity remains imperfect.
– Sri Chinmoy
China’s headlong rush to industrialize was pursued with the most Marxist of prejudices – bending nature to man’s will. That’s a desperately hard trick to pull off when one fifth of humanity, having previously subsisted on 7 percent of the world’s freshwater supply, decides that it wants to instantaneously increase its caloric intake.
– Thomas P.M. Barnett
Since most scientists are just a bit religious, and most religious are seldom wholly unscientific, we find humanity in a comical position. His scientific intellect believes in the possibility of miracles inside a black hole, while his religious intellect believes in them outside it.
– William Golding