Quotation by Henry Brooks Adams

My belief is that science is to wreck us, and that we are like monkeys monkeying with a loaded shell; we don't in the least know or care where our practically infinite energies come from or will bring us to.
Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918), U.S. historian. Letter, August 10, 1902, to Brooks Adams. Letters, Vol. 2, pp. 391-392, ed. Worthington Chauncy Ford, Houghton Mifflin (1938).
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