It used to be that my only real regret about death was that I would not be able to use it as a sermon illustration. Now that I no longer preach, even that regret is both moot and mute. That’s quite a relief.
John Robert McFarland
“Every living thing is an elaboration on a single original plan… Remarkably we are even closely related to fruit and vegetables… It cannot be said too often: all life is one. That is, and I suspect will be forever, the most profound true statement there is.” Bill Bryson, page 415, ending his chapter on genetics, in A Short History of Nearly Everything