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... clownish and ever ridiculous interests that it has ever been my lot to witness —
interests which concern at best the maintenance here of innumerable selfish , self
- centered , and cruel organisms whose single and especial business it is to ...
Moreover , there is the interest that attaches to struggle and defeat as well as to
success and dominance among the creations of these atoms and cells — an
interest that ranges from wonder at the struttings and show of ignorant power and
You and I may argue that rats and flies and bedbugs are not ęsthetic and join no
ęsthetic whole , but examine more closely with a lens and the concentrated
interest of the mind its response to organization and effort , and then judge .
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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
ALBERT EINSTEIN BERTRAND RUSSELL III JOHN Dewey IV ROBERT ANDREWS MILLIKAN THEODORE DREISER
H G WELLS
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