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The first condition, therefore, that any mythology must fulfill if it is to render life to modern lives is that of cleansing the doors of perception to the wonder, at once terrible and fascinating, of ourselves and of the universe of which we are the ears and eyes and the mind.

-Joseph Campbell, Myths to Live By (1972)
posted by Brian B. at 6:42 PM on March 12, 2009

We are a way for the universe to know itself.

– Carl Sagan
posted by benzenedream at 11:22 PM on December 12, 2009