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No one knows precisely how sentient is a pinyon pine, for example, or to what degree such woody organisms can feel pain or fear, and in any case the road builders had more important things to worry about, but this much is clearly established as a scientific fact: a living tree, once uprooted, takes many days to wholly die.
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In our weird taboo-ridden cult-obsessed hypersensitive creed-crazy culture, anyone who attempts to examine tough social questions in a logical, analytic, empiric manner, must learn to expect a blizzard of rhetorical abouse from all sides.
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A Mahler symphony is full of surprises--but each surprise, on second hearing, turns out to be an *inevitable* surprise.
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Truth is always the enemy of power. And power the enemy of truth.
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God is love? Not bloody likely.
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