“Power is essential for survival, but additional power is also needed for doing anything fast and complicated, like eating your neighbour…”
From a discussion of:
Current Middle East conflict? — No.
Iraq/Kuwait, early 90’s? — No.
North and South Korea? — No again.
The quote is from a Times Literary Supplement review of the book Power, Sex, Suicide by Nick Lane, about the elemental symbiotic relationship that occurs between mitochondria and the larger host cells that are the building blocks of all life on this planet.
Okay, now smoke a joint and reread this posting.