Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Two Quotes

In sheer numbers, the brain is just beaten by the Milky Way with its 200 billion or more stars, but they are spread across 100,000 light years, not packed into a one-and-a-half-litre capacity skull.
—Alun Anderson.  The World in 2002.  “Brain Work.”  The Economist magazine.

...in a recent poll by the Pew Foundation, Russians, by a margin of 57% to 32%, preferred to rely on strong leadership rather than democracy to deliver good government.
The Economist magazine.  December 10, 2011.  “The Cracks Appear.”  Leaders.  Page 13.

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