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Long Quotes: Carl Sagan

Posted on Tuesday, August 3rd, 02010 by Tyler Emerson
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Quotes related to long-term thinking. A new series. Have a favorite quote? Share it with us in comments.

“Human history can be viewed as a slowly dawning awareness that we are members of a larger group. Initially our loyalties were to ourselves and our immediate family, next, to bands of wandering hunter-gatherers, then to tribes, small settlements, city-states, nations. We have broadened the circle of those we love. We have now organized what are modestly described as super-powers, which include groups of people from divergent ethnic and cultural backgrounds working in some sense together – surely a humanizing and character building experience. If we are to survive, our loyalties must be broadened further, to include the whole human community, the entire planet Earth.”
Carl Sagan

The Secret Powers of Time

Posted on Tuesday, August 3rd, 02010 by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander
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Philip Zimbardo’s talk on the Secret Powers of Time wonderfully illustrated in pseudo-realtime by RSA animate. (found via caterina.net)