Daily life is a comprimised blend of posturing for the sake of role-playing and of varying degrees of self-revelation. Under stressful conditions even the "true" self cannot be precisely defined, as Erving Goffman observes. ...Little wonder that the identity crisis is a major source of modern neuroticism , and that the urban middle class aches for a return to a simpler existence.
Wilson cites Goffman's Frame Analysis (1974) as a reference here
To know how scientists engage in visual imagery is to understand how they think creatively.E. O. Wilson
This planet can be a paradise in the 22nd century.E. O. Wilson
The toxic mix of religion and tribalism has become so dangerous as to justify taking seriously the alternative view, that humanism based on science is the effective antidote, the light and the way at last placed before us.E. O. Wilson
Old beliefs die hard even when demonstrably false.E. O. Wilson
If history and science have taught us anything, it is that passion and desire are not the same as truth.E. O. Wilson
The essence of humanity's spiritual dilemma is that we evolved genetically to accept one truth and discovered another.E. O. Wilson
Be prepared mentally for some amount of chaos and failure. Waste and frustration often attend the earliest stages.E. O. Wilson
Much of good science and perhaps all of great science has its roots in fantasy.E. O. Wilson
The ideal scientist thinks like a poet and only later works like a bookkeeper.E. O. Wilson
To search for unasked questions, plus questions to put to already acquired but unsought answers, it is vital to give full play to the imagination. That is the way to create truly original science.E. O. Wilson
Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.E. O. Wilson
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