In the teeth of these stupefying odds…

by admin on August 16, 2006

“We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here.”

–Richard Dawkins
To Live at All Is Miracle Enough

{ 4 comments }

BG 08.16.06 at 9:22 pm

Eu sou pesaroso.
Je suis désolé.

Garthmeister J. 08.17.06 at 8:29 am

Richard Dawkins rocks. That is all.

Maigrey 08.17.06 at 11:23 am

Moi aussi, ma petite choufleur.

We need to to catch up soon. I mean it. Anybody want a peanut?

Chipper 08.17.06 at 6:22 pm

Deep.

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