„Temple is an intensely moral creature. She has a passionate sense of right and wrong, for example, in regard to the treatment of animals; and law, for her, is clearly not just the law of the land but, in some far deeper sense, a divine or cosmic law, whose violation can have disastrous effects—seeming breakdowns in the course of nature itself.“

—  Oliver Sacks, An Anthropologist On Mars, The New Yorker, 27 December 1993
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"Nature's virtue is intact," I reassured him. "I just know some different laws.“

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