Humanity is part of nature, a species that evolved among other species. The more closely we identify ourselves with the rest of life, the more quickly we will be able to discover the sources of human sensibility and acquire the knowledge on which an enduring ethic, a sense of preferred direction, can be built.

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Blind faith, no matter how passionately expressed, will not suffice. Science for its part will test relentlessly every assumption about the human condition.

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Humanity is exalted not because we are so far above other living creatures, but because knowing them well elevates the very concept of life.

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Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.

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