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My Magic Island

People will sometimes accuse me of being in love with tribalism, and I often hear them say, “If you love it so much, why don’t you just go leave everything and go to your magical island?” Those who understand me in this way totally misunderstand

Anywhere in the world

Anywhere in the world

Anywhere in the world, East or West, you can walk up to a stranger and say, “Let me show you how to be saved,” and you’ll be understood. You may not be believed or welcomed when you speak these words, but you will surely be

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Verily I say unto you . . . again and again and again

A few years ago, when I began speaking to audiences, I had the rather naive idea that it would be sufficient—indeed entirely sufficient—to say each thing exactly once. Only gradually did I understand that saying a thing once is tantamount to saying it not at

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The Great Forgetting

I wonder if you’ve ever considered how strange it is that the educational and character-shaping structures of our culture expose us but a single time in our lives to the ideas of Socrates, Plato, Euclid, Aristotle, Herodotus, Augustine, Machiavelli, Shakespeare, Descartes, Rousseau, Newton, Racine, Darwin,

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Chat With Daniel Quinn

Transcript of Lycos Live Chat With Daniel Quinn: 11/21/01 Moderator: Howdy folks. For those of you just joining us…tonight we will be chatting with Mr. Controversy himself, author Daniel Quinn. Hi Daniel, welcome to Lycos Live Events! How’s it going? Quinn: Oh, it’s going very

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Chat With Daniel Quinn

Transcript of Lycos Live Chat With Daniel Quinn: 11/21/01 Moderator: Howdy folks. For those of you just joining us…tonight we will be chatting with Mr. Controversy himself, author Daniel Quinn. Hi Daniel, welcome to Lycos Live Events! How’s it going? Quinn: Oh, it’s going very

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Has human evolution stopped

Has human evolution stopped? Human evolution stopping? Wrong, wrong, wrong. An essay Daniel wrote relating some content in Ishmael to information in this headlined article by another author. (5/8/2012) Paleoanthropologist John Hawks has plenty of qualifications for his statement that human evolution is not stopping–or

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1/0 Technology, the Other Oblivious War

Technology, the Other War Address by Daniel Quinn at Student Pugwash “Technologies of Peace” Conference, Carnegie Mellon University, 1997 I’m not going to talk long here because it’s been my experience that people who’ve read my books always come loaded with questions that are always

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Tribal Law

Tribal Law You find yourself in the unhappy circumstance of being attracted to your second cousin’s wife, Gurtina—and of knowing that she is attracted to you. Now, your second cousin is a fine fellow, and you wouldn’t intentionally hurt him, but these things happen: You

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A Path of Hope for the Future

 Hope for the Future Keynote address delivered at the 2000 Houston Youth Environmental Leadership Conference, 1/26/00 Yesterday a teenager sent me an email letter in which he said, “I feel cheated that it’s all UP TO ME. By being in the younger generation, I have

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Investments

On Investments Daniel Quinn’s Address to the Minnesota Social Investment Forum delivered 6/7/1993 Many of the biggest and most far-reaching investments we make in our lives are investments that have little or nothing to do with money. In fact, the things I’m thinking of are