„We've already been killed, all of us. It happened so long ago, we've forgotten it.“

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„We've tended in our cosmologies to make things familiar. Despite all our best efforts, we've not been very inventive.“

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„We've got no money, so we've got to think.“

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„Six hundred years ago we would have been burned for this. Now, what I'm suggesting is that we've advanced.“

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