Dune Quotations inspired by Peruvian Landscape

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“The thing the ecologically illiterate don’t realize about an ecosystem is that it’s a system. A system! A system maintains a certain fluid stability that can be destroyed by a misstep in just one niche. A system has order, a flowing from point to point. If something dams the flow, order collapses. The untrained might miss that collapse until it was too late. That’s why the highest function of ecology is the understanding of consequences. “

Pardot Kynes in “Appendix I: The Ecology of Dune”

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“Because of the one-pointed Time awareness in which the conventional mind remains immersed, humans tend to think of everything in a sequential, word-oriented framework. This mental trap produces very short-term concepts of effectiveness and consequences, a condition of constant, unplanned response to crises. “

Liet-Kynes The Arrakis Workbook

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“Then, as his planet killed him, it occurred to Kynes that his father and all the other scientists were wrong, that the most persistent principles of the universe were accident and error. “

The last thought of Liet Kynes before he died

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One response to “Dune Quotations inspired by Peruvian Landscape

  1. Very evocative and excellent idea for a post.

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