Lewis Thomas – Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler’s Ninth Symphony (1983)

The social scientists have a long way to go to catch up, but they may be up to the most important scientific business of all, if and when they finally get down to the right questions. Our behavior toward each other is the strangest, most unpredictable, and almost entirely unaccountable of all the phenomena with which we are obliged to live.

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