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"Every human being is involved in a desperate attempt to narrate himself into a safe place." ...Storytelling and programming the same thing?
Narrative, then, is a primal reflex, a mode of action as integral to our species as the sandhill cranes' migratory programming is to theirs. "Consciousness is a storytelling machine," ...
What can it mean to think thoughts you can't recognize as your own? If such thoughts can only belong to "someone else," what's happened to the "me" you think you are? ...
When I brought up President Bush's statement to reporters on a visit to Panama last November, "We do not torture," in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, Powers quipped, "He could be a character out of an Oliver Sacks book." ~ interview around The Echo Maker. via
[after an interval] Why do media and we not see that Bush has escaped from a Sacks book?
Bonus quote: "Are animals religious?" One might amend to: Are animals antireligious?
[quite a bit later] More Powers on enthusiasm.