The Dragons of Eden

I’m not sure if the quote is fairly common, or if one author borrowed the idea from the other. Considering that they are Carl Sagan and Michael Crichton, the latter is very likely.

But the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence.
— Carl Sagan “The Dragons of Eden“, Introduction

[The absence of proof is not the proof of absence.]
— Michael Crichton, either “Jurassic Park” or “The Lost World

Biblio small lot Went on a book-shopping binge a few weeks back. The Alibris lot arrived, packed tightly in a plastic envelope, without any mishap. The Biblio small lot got stuck at Zollamt for being suspicious, of explosive perhaps, for it was an indistinct, hefty, recycled cardboard box from Sweden. No idea why it made a detour to Sweden from US of A.

Pretty excited to read the Knowledge Series, as the trilogy is nicknamed. Read the introduction of The Dragons last night in bed  under the rarely-used LED lamp. Had it not been a tiring day, I’d probably stayed up ’till morning. That good and inspiring a read.


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