What if you could bioengineer the next great world prophet: scientifically produce the next Buddha, the next Muhammad, or the next Jesus? Would it mark the Second Coming or initiate a chain reaction with disastrous consequences?
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“Roots tangled out of the sandstone walls, like the gnarled faces of old men”
The Oracle: The Lost Secrets and Hidden Message of Ancient Delphi by William J. Broad.Highlighted by 34 Kindle customers
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Even Albert Einstein once said that the difference between the past and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion. Time is just another dimension, like distance. We have no trouble looking forward or backward along a path. So why not along time, too?”Highlighted by 27 Kindle customers
Man, know thyself, and thou wilt know the universe and the gods. —INSCRIPTION AT THE TEMPLE OF DELPHIHighlighted by 27 Kindle customers
He ticked names off, using his fingers. “In the arts, that included Michelangelo, Jane Austen, Emily Dickinson, along with Beethoven and Mozart. In science, you have Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, and Isaac Newton. In politics, Thomas Jefferson. Even Nostradamus was believed to be autistic to some degree.”Highlighted by 27 Kindle customers
Gnothi seauton, which translates—” “Know thyself,”Highlighted by 22 Kindle customers
The greatest blessings granted to mankind come by way of madness, which is a divine gift. —SOCRATES, ON THE ORACLE OF DELPHIHighlighted by 18 Kindle customers
Urumi. The infamous whip-swords of India. Each sword was a flail of four flexible blades, each an inch wide and five feet long—yet so thin that the steel coiled like a whip. Elizabeth’s father had shown her demonstrations of the fighting known as Kalaripayattu. With a flick of the wrist, the blades unfurled and cleaved flesh with more force than any standard sword.Highlighted by 14 Kindle customers
Punjab was Persian for “land of five rivers,” which was one of the reasons it was India’s major agricultural state.Highlighted by 14 Kindle customers
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