„The greenhouse effect is a more apt name than those who coined it imagined. The carbon dioxide and trace gases act like the panes of glass on a greenhouse—the analogy is accurate. But it's more than that. We have built a greenhouse, 'a human creation' where once there bloomed a sweet and wild garden.“

—  Bill McKibben, p. 78
Publicidade

Citações relacionadas

George Moore (novelist) photo

„We humans are more complicated than animals, and we love through the imagination.“

—  George Moore (novelist) Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist 1852 - 1933
Ch. 6: Spent Loves.

Jack Vance photo
Publicidade
C. V. Boys photo
Stephen King photo
Nicholas Sparks photo
Michael Shea photo
Eugène Delacroix photo
Bell Hooks photo
Carl Sagan photo
Luigi Russolo photo

„This is why we get infinitely more pleasure imagining combinations of the sounds of trolleys, autos and other vehicles, and loud crowds, than listening once more, for instance, to the heroic or pastoral symphonies.“

—  Luigi Russolo Electronic music pioneer and Futurist painter 1885 - 1947
Context: Each sound carries with it a nucleus of foreknown and foregone sensations predisposing the auditor to boredom, in spite of all the efforts of innovating composers. All of us have liked and enjoyed the harmonies of the great masters. For years, Beethoven and Wagner have deliciously shaken our hearts. Now we are fed up with them. This is why we get infinitely more pleasure imagining combinations of the sounds of trolleys, autos and other vehicles, and loud crowds, than listening once more, for instance, to the heroic or pastoral symphonies. p. 6

J. B. S. Haldane photo

„I have no doubt that in reality the future will be vastly more surprising than anything I can imagine. Now my own suspicion is that the Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.“

—  J. B. S. Haldane Geneticist and evolutionary biologist 1892 - 1964
Possible Worlds and Other Papers (1927), p. 286 Similar remarks that seem derived from this have in recent years been attributed to Arthur Stanley Eddington, as well as to Haldane, but without citations of an original source: