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The war may have contributed greatly to this gloomy foreboding of some
catastrophe to come , but the real cause lies deeper . The real cause lies in the
fact that the thinking world is now in a difficult transitional period : old ,
established truths ...
When everything that happens is subjected to the laws of nature , when all our
actions , great or small , are determined by the endless series of causes and
effects in the past , there is , of course , no room for a free will , and there cannot
animates me has been passed on and on , its form influenced and shifted and
changed by every environment it has touched and by countless other causes I
can never know or understand . I feel quite satisfied simply to possess within my ...
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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