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Quotation by Eric Hoffer
Nature is a self-made machine, more perfectly automated than any automated machine. To create something in the image of nature is to create a machine, and it was by learning the inner working of nature that man became a builder of machines.
Eric Hoffer (1902–1983), U.S. philosopher. Reflections on the Human Condition, aph. 6 (1973).
Also see Hoffer's comment under "animals."
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