April 20th, 2007

flora epacris

A Thought — one of many

There are some oddities in the perspective with which we see the world. The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas-covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be, ...
— Douglas Adams, Digital Biota Cambridge speech, 1998 (www.biota.org/ people/ douglasadams/ index.html)
Quoted in Richard Dawkin's eulogy for Douglas Adams in 2001 (see edge.org/ documents/ adams_index.html )