— Lewis Thomas, livro The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
"The Music of This Sphere"
The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher (1974)
Contexto: The need to make music, and to listen to it, is universally expressed by human beings. I cannot imagine, even in our most primitive times, the emergence of talented painters to make cave paintings without there having been, near at hand, equally creative people making song. It is, like speech, a dominant aspect of human biology.