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A.L.I.C.E: What is consciousness?Jabberwacky:It is the great immaterial thing, the mystery at the heart of each of us...^Two chat bot programs talking with each other^I love mankind, it's people I can't stand- LinusKino no ware, kyo wa katsu beshi"The person I was yesterday, I must beat today"-Yagyu Kaken, 16th Century.What we do in life...echos in eternity."It frightens me, the awful truth, of how sweet life can be."To sense that behind anything that can be experienced there is a something that our mind cannot grasp and whose beauty and sublimity reaches us only indirectly and as a feeble reflection, this is religiousness. In this sense I am religious. In this sense I am too religious, with the reservation that 'cannot grasp' does not mean 'forever ungraspable'. But I prefer not to call myself religious because it is misleading. It is destructively misleading because, for the vast majority of people, 'religion' implies 'supernatural'. - EinsteinWe are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die, because they are never going to be born. The number of people who could be here in my place outnumber the sand grains of Sahara. If you think about all the different ways our genes could be permuted, you and I are quite grotesquely lucky to be here... We are privileged to be alive, and we should make the most of our time on this world.- Richard DawkinsIt is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.-Carl SaganThose who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety- Benjamin Franklin"Luck is probability taken personally"