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It (life, after reading a book on evolution while in his early thirties) all fell into place. It was a concept of such stunning simplicity, but it gave rise, naturally, to all of the infinite and baffling complexity of life. The awe it inspired in me made the awe that people talk about in respect of religious experience seem, frankly, silly beside it. I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
- Douglas Adams as quoted in A Devil's Chaplain p. 170
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