„Safe, sane and consensual — what do those words really mean?
Assimilation, that's what.“

—  Laura Antoniou, p. 12
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„Let's be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results.“

—  Michael Crichton American author, screenwriter, film producer 1942 - 2008
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—  Lucy Larcom American teacher, poet, author 1824 - 1893
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„What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do.“

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