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We are thus led to assume that the whole universe — the inanimate as well as
the animate world, the physical as well as the spiritual sphere — is ruled by what
we, with a general term, call the laws of nature, and that these laws determine the
If we are to make the earth a paradise again, it seems to me that our first duty is,
at all costs, to prevent the moral, mental and physical wreckage of to-day from
reproducing itself, and starting a new sequence of unhappy lives trailing ...
One finds oneself within a human world of values ; and only as a result of
persistent inquiry and experiment does one reach such a useful concept as that
of a physical universe, considered as self-existent and apart from these values.
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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