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For that era did not question the essential validity of older ideas. It recognized
that the new science demanded a certain purification of traditional beliefs — such
, for example, as the elimination of the supernatural. But in the main, Victorian ...
here are three ideas which seem to me to stand out above all others in the
influence they have exerted and are destined to exert upon the development of
the human race. They have appeared at widely separated epochs because they
For it is the existence of the idea of natural law or orderliness with which we are
concerned, rather than with the proof of its universality; and no one who has any
conception of what science has done since about A.D. 1600— the date at which ...
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Autobiographical essays by Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Dewey, Dreiser, H.G. Wells, Nansen, James Jeans, Babbitt, Arthur Keith, James Adams, H.L. Mencken, Julia Peterkin, Lewis Mumford, G.J. Nathan, Hu ... Read full review