There exist obvious higher-order influences in any planetary system. This is
often demonstrated by introducing terraform life onto newly discovered planets.
In all such cases, the life in similar zones develops striking similarities of
adaptive form. This form signifies much more than shape; it connotes a survival
organization and a relationship of such organizations. The human quest for this
interdependent order and our niche within it represents a profound necessity.
The quest can, however, be perverted into a conservative grip on sameness. This
has always proved deadly for the entire system.
-The Dune Catastrophe, After Harq al-Ada
Farad'n's has completed his Bene Gesserit training and Jessica recites the oath to him:
'I stand in the sacred human presence. As I do now, so should you stand
someday. I pray to your presence that this be so. The future remains uncertain
and so it should, for it is the canvas upon which we paint our desires. Thus
always the human condition faces a beautifully empty canvas. We possess only
this moment in which to dedicate ourselves continuously to the sacred presence
which we share and create.'
Tyekanik enters but it is too late, Farad'n is no longer Corrino, he is Bene Gesserit.
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Paul of Dune was so bad it gave me a seizure that dislocated both of my shoulders and prolapsed my anus.