Mar 11 2009

Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan

“When we consider the kinship of all life on Earth, is it plausible that humans have immortal souls and all other animals do not?

How much are we really in charge of ourselves? And how much of our actual everyday behavior is on automatic pilot?

Each species has a different model of reality mapped into its brain. No model is complete. Every model misses some aspects of the world.

If we imagine that we are purely, or even mainly, rational beings, we will never know ourselves.”

(From Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors )