Biology in Education and Human Life


IN my Henry Sidgwick Memorial Lecture (NATURE, Jan. 3, 1931) I protested that “those should be regarded as lacking education who are altogether ignorant of the nature of living things” (p. 21). Mr. A. D. Ritchie has directed my attention to a sentence of Robert Boyle's, who about two and a half centuries ago, in much more beautiful words than mine, urged similarly that it is “highly dishonourable for a reasonable soul to live in so divinely built a mansion as the body she resides in altogether unacquainted with the exquisite structure of it”.

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HILL, A. Biology in Education and Human Life. Nature 127, 237 (1931).

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