“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.” Stephen Hawking

what presumption. what a frightful conceit. i do not belive in man’s idea of god or gods, but i would never presume that we are the only ones to understand, the universe.


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con·ceit http://img.tfd.com/m/sound.swf (kn-st)


1. A favorable and especially unduly high opinion of one’s own abilities or worth.
2. An ingenious or witty turn of phrase or thought.

a. A fanciful poetic image, especially an elaborate or exaggerated comparison.
b. A poem or passage consisting of such an image.

a. The result of intellectual activity; a thought or an opinion.
b. A fanciful thought or idea.

a. A fancy article; a knickknack.
b. An extravagant, fanciful, and elaborate construction or structure: “An eccentric addition to the lobby is a life-size wooden horse, a 19th century conceit” (Mimi Sheraton).
tr.v. con·ceit·edcon·ceit·ingcon·ceits

1. Chiefly British To take a fancy to.
2. Obsolete To understand; conceive.

[Middle English, mind, conception, from Anglo-Norman conceite, from Late Latin conceptus; see concept.]
Synonyms: conceit, egoism, egotism, narcissism, vanity
These nouns denote excessive high regard for oneself: boasting that reveals conceit; imperturbable egoism; arrogance and egotism that were obvious from her actions; narcissism that shut out everyone else; wounded his vanity by looking in the mirror.

Antonym: humility


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