Fragile Quotes (7 quotes)
Creation science has not entered the curriculum for a reason so simple and so basic that we often forget to mention it: because it is false, and because good teachers understand why it is false. What could be more destructive of that most fragile yet most precious commodity in our entire intellectual heritage—good teaching—than a bill forcing our honorable teachers to sully their sacred trust by granting equal treatment to a doctrine not only known to be false, but calculated to undermine any general understanding of science as an enterprise?.
Fanatical ethnic or religious or national chauvinisms are a little difficult to maintain when we see our planet as a fragile blue crescent fading to become an inconspicuous point of light against a bastion and citadel of the stars.
Gods are fragile things they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.
I plead for conservation of human culture, which is much more fragile than nature herself. We neednt destroy other cultures with the force of our own.
Ive come to appreciate the planet we live on. Its a small ball in a large universe. Its a very fragile ball but also very beautiful. You dont recognize that until you see it from a little farther off.
Looking outward to the blackness of space, sprinkled with the glory of a universe of lights, I saw majestybut no welcome. Below was a welcoming planet. There, contained in the thin, moving, incredibly fragile shell of the biosphere is everything that is dear to you, all the human drama and comedy. Thats where life is; thats where all the good stuff is.
There were details like clothing, hair styles and the fragile objects that hardly ever survive for the archaeologistmusical instruments, bows and arrows, and body ornaments depicted as they were worn. No amounts of stone and bone could yield the kinds of information that the paintings gave so freely