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Several years ago when I was returning from a speaking engagement in Texas, I felt somewhat anxious because my plane was late and I knew my children were waiting in the airport. My concern proved needless. During the hour and a half wait they discovered a little girl with a computerized game called Fireman, Fireman, and the three youngsters were completely engrossed when I landed.
Science has shown our planet to be an insignificant footnote in the Encyclopedia Galactica. Our life span is too short to justify an entry on the timeline of the universe. Our human freedom is mere superstition, the behavioral psychologists tell us.
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