July 11, 2002

Music of the Spheres


Music of the Spheres

"I maintain that we are born and grow up with a
fondness for each other, and that we have genes for that. We can be talked out of that fondness, for the genetic message is like a distant music, and some of us are hard of hearing. Societies are noisy affairs, drowning out the sound of ourselves and our connection. Hard of hearing, we go to war. Stone-deaf, we make thermonuclear missiles. Nonetheless, the music is there, waiting for more listeners
." - Lewis Thomas

Is it in our genes, or in our 'hearts' because we are all the children of a Single Father? Thanks Tim, for passing along the quote, you know Dr. Thomas has been a favorite since the Medusa and the Snail, 'notes of a biology watcher'.

Posted by fred1st at July 11, 2002 10:31 AM
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