There seems to be this sense among even well-meaning Americans that Africa is this black hole of murder and mutilation that can never be fixed, no matter what aid is brought in.
The broadest pattern of history - namely, the differences between human societies on different continents - seems to me to be attributable to differences among continental environments, and not to biological differences among peoples themselves.
Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf; is better than a whole loaf.
It now seems certain that the amino acid sequence of any protein is determined by the sequence of bases in some region of a particular nucleic acid molecule.
It now seems very likely that many of the 64 triplets, possibly most of them, may code one amino acid or another, and that in general several distinct triplets may code one amino acid.
This seems highly likely, especially as it has been shown that in several systems mutations affecting the same amino acid are extremely near together on the genetic map.
It seems to be a law in American life that whatever enriches us anywhere except in the wallet inevitably becomes uneconomic.
It seems to me that the time for subtlety in our American life has passed.
The American dream seems to be thriving in Europe not at home.
'Pleasantville' seems tonally ambitious, but it can handle a wide breadth of tone because it's so fanciful.
Ambition is sneered at by some bands. It seems like a pretty good thing to me.
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one.
Great ambition, the desire of real superiority, of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man, and speech is the great instrument of ambition.
It seems preposterous now, but Amazon began as a bookstore.
What surprises me, what amazes me, is that it seems the military people were expecting to stumble on large quantities of gas, chemical weapons and biological weapons.
And the fact that I see so many films really seems to amaze certain people.
As compared with the college politician, the real article seems like an amateur.