John R. Carter, Sr.
"Part of the condition necessary for opening the mind is to realize that we all have personal and cultural beliefs and assumptions that influence our perceptions of reality. Before we even ask the first question, it is important to attempt to leave our prejudices at the door, so to speak, and to maintain a constant awareness that our beliefs do shape our perception of reality, even if they have little to do with objectively creating that reality, and to minimize those biases so that we are able to see what IS, and not only what we may wish to see. What we don't know CAN hurt us!" - The Cassiopaean Experiment
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"But all who are not lunatics are agreed about certain things: That it is better to be alive than dead, better to be adequately fed than starved, better to be free than a slave. Many people desire these things only for themselves and their friends; they are quite content that their enemies should suffer. These people can be refuted by science: Mankind has become so much one family that we cannot insure our own prosperity except by insuring that of everyone else. If you wish to be happy yourself, you must resign to seeing others also happy.
"Whether science can continue, and whether, while it continue, it can do more good than harm, depends upon the capacity of mankind to learn this simple lesson. Perhaps it is necessary that all should learn it, but it must be learned by all who have great power, and among those some still have a long way to go."
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