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Science and the Spirit of Man: a New Ordering of Experience

Nature volume 134, pages 233234 (18 August 1934) | Download Citation



IT would seem that the number of stately rebukes of scientific arrogance, insufficiency, muddle-headedness and general aridity is increasing, so that the scientific worker must soon perforce clothe himself in sackcloth and ashes and do penance at the new shrines of a fickle public. It is true that in the present work the authors launch their attack less against science itself than at the weird metaphysical speculations with which so much of scientific (?) literature is now encumbered; but in the absence of louder, clearer and oft-repeated disclaimers, science itself must bear some of the responsibility for the darkening clouds of doubt and disaffection with which its domain is now threatened from many quarters.

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