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We believe that the earth is merely a tiny fragment of the sun, which got splashed
off, almost by accident, something like 2,000 million years ago. For hundreds of
millions of years it remained uninhabited until at last life arrived, and after ...
Also we know that man is an absolutely new arrival on earth; he has possessed
and governed it for less than a thousandth part of its existence. Most of us still
think of ourselves as the final triumph of biological evolution; we are convinced
Nothing appears to be in sight at present, and after we have burnt up the earth's
accumulated store of fuel in a few hundreds of years, our posterity may be
compelled to return to a much simpler life for their many million of years on earth.
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Autobiographical essays by Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Dewey, Dreiser, H.G. Wells, Nansen, James Jeans, Babbitt, Arthur Keith, James Adams, H.L. Mencken, Julia Peterkin, Lewis Mumford, G.J. Nathan, Hu ... Read full review