Colin Blakemore quotes

  • I see worries in the fact that we have the power to manipulate genes in ways that would be improbable or impossible through conventional evolution. We shouldn't be complacent in thinking that we can predict the results.
    -- Colin Blakemore

    #Thinking #Worry #Would Be

  • The brain struggling to understand the brain is society trying to explain itself.
    -- Colin Blakemore

    #Struggle #Brain #Trying

  • If the cells and fibres in one human brain were all stretched out end to end, they would certainly reach to the moon and back. Yet the fact that they are not arranged end to end enabled man to go there himself. The astonishing tangle within our heads makes us what we are.
    -- Colin Blakemore

    #Moon #Men #Cells

  • The painter who strives to represent reality must transcend his own perception. He must ignore or override the very mechanismsin his mInd that create objects out of images(symbols)... The artist, like the eye, must provide true images and the clues of distance to tell his magic lies.
    -- Colin Blakemore

    #Lying #Distance #Eye

  • [monkeys] are used only when no other species and no alternatice approach can provide the answers to questions about such conditions as Alzhemers, stroke, Parkinson's, spinal injury, hormone disorders, and vaccines for HIV
    -- Colin Blakemore

    #Animal #Vaccines #Monkeys

  • We remain of the view that in many areas of research we are still reliant on primates to achieve our goals for improving human health
    -- Colin Blakemore

    #Animal #Views #Goal

  • Before one can walk as Christ walked, and talk as He talked, he must first begin to think as Christ thought.

  • A quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious business.

  • Hugs are part of everybody life for me. Hug all sorts of people - I don't worry about it looking unmanly or whatever. I think physical human contact is one of the things that makes living worthwhile.

  • To worry is to acknowledge that the world is unpredictable, and there is power in understanding one's own powerlessness at times. But too often worry takes on life of its own. Men are quite prone to this. They'll plague themselves with so many 'what if's and 'if only's that they soon forget to ponder the true possibilities before them. Which inevitably lead to poor decisions. Whatever happens will happen. Sometimes we have say over the future. Sometimes we don't. Either way, worrying alone never accomplishes anything.

  • I worry that I can come off smarmy. I wonder if I was listening to myself if I'd want to kick my own ass.

  • But the Twins opened the fifth with their second and third hits, and Beltre helped Hernandez by taking his bullet throw for a force at third on a bunt try. I felt it, ... My only worry was that he didn't throw me a sinker. He threw hard, but a good fastball.

  • George VI in the conventional parlance was a Good King who sacrificed his life to his sense of duty. If we are to have monarchs it would be hard to find a better one.

  • To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.

  • Do not be fooled by your youthful appearance for very soon it would be taken away from you.

  • Don’t criticize them; they are just what we would be under similar circumstances.