Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Save the Humans: Los Angeles

 "Together we shall save our planet, or together we shall perish in its flames." - John F. Kennedy
 Signs placed over and next to freeways around Los Angeles. Image taken from "Before and After Science" by Brian Eno.
 "My friends, our challenge today is not to save Western civilization — or Eastern, for that matter. All civilization is at stake, and we can save it only if all peoples join together in the task." - Kofi Anan
 "To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." - Confucius

 "Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted." - Martin Luther King Jr.
 "The planet has a fever. If your baby has a fever, you go to the doctor. If the doctor says you need to intervene here, you don't say, "Well, I read a science fiction novel that told me it's not a problem." If the crib's on fire, you don't speculate that the baby is flame retardant. You take action." - Al Gore

 "We live in an essential and unresolvable tension between our unity with nature and our dangerous uniqueness. Systems that attempt to place and make sense of us by focusing exclusively either on the uniqueness or the unity are doomed to failure." - Stephen Jay Gould
 "History and geology show what an eyeblink it’s been since our current, comfortable culture came about. And yet that culture is using up absolutely everything at a ferocious rate." - David Brin
"We'd rather have the world go down in flames than change our lifestyle or admit we're wrong." - Kim Stanley Robinson
 "The easiest way to solve a problem is to deny it exists." - Isaac Asimov
YTD - 261

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