Quotation Explorer - 'Elizabeth Kolbert'

Right now, in the amazing moment that to us counts as the present, we are deciding, without quite meaning to, which evolutionary pathways will remain open and which will forever be closed. No other creature has ever managed this and it will, unfortunately, be our most enduring legacy. - Elizabeth Kolbert
Of the many species that have existed on earth--estimates run as high as fifty billion--more than ninety-nine per cent have disappeared. In the light of this, it is sometimes joked that all of life today amounts to little more than a rounding error.more than a rounding error. - Elizabeth Kolbert
Click any word or name in a quote to explore, or search for more. [JSON] [SOURCE]