Complete this quote: “…we have the means to…”

How would you complete this quote?

  

“To some extent, in a variety of imperfect ways, individually and collectively, we have the means to…”

 

 

This week’s quote comes from Antonio Damasio whose books and research have inspired an entire generation of psychologists, neuroscientists and philosophers. His book, “The Feeling of What Happens: Body, emotion and the making of consciousness” is an exceptional volume in neuroscience literature that re-embodies our understanding of  consciousness and places emotions in a central position of this picture. It is always intriguing when neurologists open their work out to the general sphere of human activity and invite us to explore the ramifications of the collective empowerment of an individual mind. Allow us to invite you to let our readers know how you would finish this quote from the final paragraph of Damasio’s book, “The Feeling of What Happens” (Vintage, 2000).

Unfinished quotes from previous weeks:
“Emotional expressions are crucial to…”
“You have brains in your head, you have…”
“One of the difficulties in understanding the brain is…”
“There is no scientific study more vital to man than…”
“If a meme is to dominate the attention of a human brain, it…”
“Shaped like a little loaf of French Country bread, our brain is…”
“Our cherished belief in the specialness of human consciousness has not prevented us from…”

(Feel free to contribute to any of the unfinished quotes from previous weeks).

This week, we want to learn how you will complete the following quote?

“To some extent, in a variety of imperfect ways, individually and collectively, we have the means to…”

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Paul Mason

I am a biomedically trained social anthropologist interested in biological and cultural diversity.

13 thoughts on “Complete this quote: “…we have the means to…”

  1. To some extent, in a variety of imperfect ways, individually and collectively, we have the means to so many ends yet no end to the means we employ. On that same note,I cnt remember which famous person said this but “men have become the tools of their tools”

  2. To some extent, in a variety of imperfect ways, individually and collectively, we have the means to… over-qualify anything that we say.”

  3. “To some extent, in a variety of imperfect ways, individually and collectively, we have the means to heal the world” yeah i stole of from mj

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