Experience is the extract of suffering.
There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil.
The creative act is not pure. History evidences it. Sociology extracts it. The writer loses Eden, writes to be read and comes to realize that he is answerable.
Extracting oil from the tar sands is a nasty, polluting, energy-intensive business.
Natural gas emits only half the carbon dioxide of coal when burned, but if methane leaks when oil companies extract it from the ground in a sloppy manner - methane is far more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide - it can wipe out all the advantages of natural gas over coal.
In minor crises, the preacher can extract himself emotionally and allow others to express grief and fear and doubt while he remains strong.
Cohabitation seems a greater leap in cities because it's all the harder to extract oneself if things turn sour. It's what keeps otherwise functional adults living with their mothers.
Vegetables deplete soil. They're extractive. If soil has a bank account, vegetables make the largest withdrawals.
Mitochondrial DNA is in higher concentration, lasts longer, and can be extracted from bones.
With iPhones, nobody has an excuse for writer's block. If you're at Whole Foods getting your green tea extract and you have a melody, you just drop it into your voice memo and save it for later.
Just as fossil fuels from conventional sources are finite and are becoming depleted, those from difficult sources will also run out. If we put all our energy and resources into continued fossil fuel extraction, we will have lost an opportunity to have invested in renewable energy.
Life is a means of extracting fiction.
Traditionally, our ancestors boiled mushrooms in water to make a soothing tea. Boiling served several purposes: killing contaminants, softening the flesh, and extracting the rich soluble polysaccharides.
While reishi mushrooms have historically been prepared as teas or infusions, other modern preparations include capsules, tinctures, and fractionated extracts of mushrooms, mycelium, and spores.
Agriculture is the most destructive industry that we have. More than coal mining and other extractive industries.
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