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Children are not just our future because they carry on our genes. For human beings, in particular, our sense of who we are, both as individuals and as a group, is intimately tied to where we come from and where we’re going, to our past and our future. The human capacity for change means that we can’t figure out what it is to be human just by looking at the way we are now. We need instead to peer forward into the vast ramifying space of human possibilities. The explorers we see out there at the farthest edge look very much like our children.

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Alison Gopnik

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The Philosophical Baby

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