Zombie Darwin on the H.M.S. Beagle

A bad earthquake at once destroys the oldest associations: the world, the very emblem of all that is solid, has moved beneath our feet like a crust over a fluid; one second of time has conveyed to the mind a strange idea of insecurity, which hours of reflection would never have created.
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A road at once destroys their lights: Their
stories — your path of all that is small — have

moved beneath our feet like the truckers
over some doors. Hunters of time

have conveyed to the mind a strange idea
of the river.

Charles Darwin

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