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Human consciousness arose but a minute before midnight on the geological clock. Yet we mayflies try to bend an ancient world to our purposes, ignorant perhaps of the messages buried in its long history. Let us hope that we are still in the early morning of our April day.

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Stephen Jay Gould

United States paleontologist and popularizer of science (1941-2002)

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человеческое сознание возникло только за минуту до полуночи на геологических часах. все же мы, мухи, пытаемся склонить древний мир к нашим целям, возможно, не зная о посланиях, похороненных в его долгой истории. будем надеяться, что мы все еще рано утром нашего дня апреля.

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