Thought for the Day: Unique
Oliver Sacks, M.D. (b. 1933) was a neurologist, professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine, and author of many books including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Awakenings, and An Anthropologist on Mars. Sacks felt that the brain was the “most incredible thing in the universe” and, therefore, important to study.
After learning in 2015 that he had terminal cancer, Sacks wrote:
“When people die, they cannot be replaced.
They leave holes that cannot be filled, for it is the fate – the genetic and neural fate – of every human being to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death.”
(The New York Times Magazine, 12/27/2015, p. 23).
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