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Don’t underestimate the real cost of a book, as it is not found in its price, but in the investment of your most precious commodity — time.
Never underestimate the power of a good book to soothe your soul and inspire you.  Reading books is like recharging batteries, giving you new life with which to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.
   —  Peter Cawdron
[Found on one of the blogs I follow:  “THINKING SCI-FI”  located at:  http://thinkingscifi.wordpress.com/
The specific post is at: https://thinkingscifi.wordpress.com/2017/10/05/the-value-of-books/
Well worth a visit.   —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2016 Aren’t We?
2015 Cold Embrace
2014 Delightful
2013 Apprenticeship
2012 Curtain Rods
2011 A Living Force
2010 BART Rides – A Tipping Point

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Knowing a great deal is not the same as being smart; intelligence is not information alone but also judgement, the manner in which information is coordinated and used.
    —    Carl Sagan
Found on the site: THINKING SCI-FI
Located at:  http://thinkingscifi.wordpress.com/
The specific post is:  http://thinkingscifi.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/cosmos-revisited/
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On This Day In:
2013 My Heart Is Described
2012 Keen To Be Alone
2011 The Ideal Business…
2010 55

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One glance at (a book) and you hear the voice of another person – perhaps someone dead for thousands of years.  Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you.  Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another.  Books break the shackles of time.
     —    Carl Sagan
Found on the site:   THINKING SCI-FI
Located at:  http://thinkingscifi.wordpress.com/
The specific post is:  http://thinkingscifi.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/cosmos-revisited/
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On This Day In:
2013 Ethics And Standards
2012 Swing Higher
2011 Convicted For Life

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Our planet is 4.4 billion years old.  For at least 3.8 billion years there’s been life on Earth, which is a staggering fact when you stop and consider that the universe itself is only 14+ billion years old.  For just under a third of the time the universe has existed, there has been life on Earth!  And on Earth, life has endured seemingly insurmountable odds to survive for over 80% of the planet’s history.  These are particularly heartening facts when we consider our search for life elsewhere.
We may only have one confirmed example of life in outer space, but it is spectacular in its longevity, its tenacity and its diversity.  We have no reason to think the same process hasn’t been replicated elsewhere throughout the universe.
[Found at:  http://thinkingscifi.wordpress.com
The specific post is: http://thinkingscifi.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/life-in-outer-space/
Note: the title refers to Science AND Fiction.  Not Science Fiction.
I’m not sure about the diversity part.  As far as I know, all life on Earth is carbon based.  That doesn’t seem too terribly diverse to me.  Bring on the silicates or the ammonia-nites!  Then we can talk about diversity…    —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2012 What Reagan Really Cared About
2011 Seeming Sane (Or Not)

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