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(without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... CHAPTER IV SCIENCE, FALSE AND TRUE Work for science? But the
word science is a term so vague and ill-defined that what some
people consider to be science is considered by others to be utterly
futile, and this is the case not only with outsiders but even with
the priests of science themselves. While those savants who favour a
spiritual explanation of life look upon jurisprudence, philosophy,
and even theology as the most necessary and important of sciences,
the Positivists consider these very sciences as childish twaddle
devoid of scientific value; and vice versd, sociology, which the
Positivists look upon as the science of sciences, is considered by
the theologians, philosophers, and spiritualists as an arbitrary
and useless collection of observations and assertions. But more
than this, even in one and the same branch of philosophy or natural
science each system has ardent defenders and equally ardent
detractors, equally competent, yet holding diametrically opposite
opinions. Finally, does not each year witness fresh scientific
discoveries, which, after exciting the wonder of the mediocrities
of the whole world, and bringing fame and fortune to their
inventors, are eventually found to be nothing but ridiculous errors
even by those who promulgated them? Just as it was not exactly in
the creation of the world in six days, the wound-curing serpent,
etc., that the Hebrew believed, but rather in the infallibility of
his priests, and hence in the truth of their assertions, even so
the great majority of the cultured people of our time believe
neither in the formation of the world by rotation, nor in heredity,
nor in comma-bacilli, but in the infallibility of their lay priests
who are called scientists, who affirm whatever they pretend to know
with the same assurance as...
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