Each of Us is Ordinary, Yet One of a Kind

Each of us is ordinary, yet one of a kind.

Each of us is standard issue, conceived by the union of two germ cells, nurtured in a womb, and equipped with a developmental program that guides our further maturation and eventual decline.

Each of us is also unique, the possessor of a particular selection of gene variants from the collective human genome and immersed in a particular family, culture, era, and peer group. With inborn tools for adaptation to the circumstances of our personal world, we keep building our own ways of being and the sense of who we are.


Samuel Barondes insightful observation.

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 This Will Make You Smarter
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Brockman , John (2012-02-14), This Will Make You Smarter, HarperCollins, Retrieved on 2013-12-19
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  • Folksonomies: science


    17 MAY 2012

     Our Place in the Cosmos

    Memes illustrating where humans fit in the Universe. Memes about perspective.