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"The best thing for being sad," replied Merlyn, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something

Excerpt from T. H. White's The Once and Future King:



"The best thing for being sad," replied Merlyn, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for… Continue

Added by Wyatt on October 18, 2012 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Professor Peter Atkins on Cosmology - Excerpt

This is an excerpt from the opening statement of Oxford Professor Peter Atkins' 2011 debate at the University of Manchester:



"My immediate task is to set out my stall, not to respond to Dr Craig’s arguments at this stage: that will come later. It is, in fact, my task to bring you forward from the eleventh century, where you have been immersed with considerable erudition for the past 20 minutes, to the twenty-first century, and to present arguments based on a thousand years of… Continue

Added by Wyatt on October 15, 2012 at 3:31am — No Comments

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