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reflected in detail the state of knowledge, or the state of ignorance, of the
universe, or of God — whichever term you prefer — characteristic of their times. If
someone wishes me to change this implied definition of Deity so as to make it
read, "the ...
Instead of framing our philosophy around an abstract end, and reproaching the
universe because it appears indifferent to the particular goal we have erected, it
would be wiser to begin with the nature of life itself, and to observe at what point ...
To avoid unnecessary controversy, I propose to call it, not 'a scientific credo,' but
merely 'the Naturalistic Conception of Life and the Universe.' "In this naturalistic
universe, in this universe of infinite space and time, man, the two-handed animal
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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