~Excerpt from Chapter 10, “The Source"
~Excerpt from Chapter 4, “Power”
“Each day we live at the mercy of organisms one-trillionth our size. … Early in the twentieth century the ‘war to end all wars’ cost the greatest toll in the history of human conflict: eight-and-a-half million lives. But during the year of armistice an influenza epidemic broke out that would eventually triple the carnage—twenty-five million deaths worldwide.”
~Excerpts from Chapter 7, “Overcoming”
“This ability to transpose units of messages—whether from the ear, the nose, the tongue, or the eye—into ever-higher strata of meaning is only possible because of the inner functions of the secluded brain. Cells inside that ivory fortress have no immediate experience of light, sound, taste, or odor. Yet every bit of data transmitted by sense organs terminates there. Indeed, no sensation truly registers until the brain has taken hold of it, translated it, and made sense out of it.”
~Excerpt from Chapter 9, “Pathways"