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“Geologic history shows us that life is only a short episode between two eternities of death, and that, even in this episode, conscious thought has lasted and will last only a moment. Thought is only a gleam in the midst of a long night.
        But it is this gleam which is everything.”

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source: The Value of Science (New York: The Science Press, 1907), 142.

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