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Human beings have always looked for some clear distinction between themselves and all other animals (out of self-importance and self-love, I presume.)
"Standing Tall," Magazine of F & SF, January 1988
Out of the Everywhere, pg. 72

The gods don't hate Kansas; they hate all places equally. It's just more noticeable in Kansas.
"The Real Finds Waiting," Magazine of F & SF, January 1978
The Road to Infinity, pg. 132
Explanatory note: It has always been easier to find stony meteorites in Kansas, because the countryside is not naturally rocky, unlike in other parts of the country. The "myth" is that God deliberately sends more meteorites to hit that state than anywhere else.

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