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Seria bonito, mas…

I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking.
The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there’s little good evidence. Far better it seems to me, in our vulnerability, is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides.
-Carl Sagan (1996)

As bases…

Rien ne se crée, ni dans les opérations de l’art ni dans celles de la nature, et l’on peut poser en principe que, dans toute opération, il y a une quantité de matière avant et après l’opération; que la qualité et la quantité des principes sont les mêmes et qu’il n’y a que des changements.
Rien ne se perd, rien ne se crée, tout se transforme
-Antoine Laurent de Lavoisier (1789)

Philip K. Dick is dead, alas

Giving me a new idea is like handing a cretin a loaded gun, but I do thank you anyhow, bang, bang.
-Philip K. Dick numha carta a Patricia S. Warrick (1978)

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