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Let us not underrate the value of a fact; it will one day flower in a truth. It is astonishing how few facts of importance are add ...
In a cabinet of natural history, we become sensible of a certain occult recognition and sympathy in regard to the most unwieldy an ...
The use of natural history is to give us aid in supernatural history: the use of the outer creation, to give us language for the b ...
There are two modes of criticism. One which ... crushes to earth without mercy all the humble buds of Phantasy, all the plants tha ...
To a person uninstructed in natural history, his country or sea-side stroll is a walk through a gallery filled with wonderful work ...
History has neither the venerableness of antiquity, nor the freshness of the modern. It does as if it would go to the beginning of ...
Books of natural history aim commonly to be hasty schedules, or inventories of God's property, by some clerk. They do not in the l ...
The purpose of ritual for men is to learn the rules of power and competition. Watching sports together, for example, they see the ...
Though most of us don't hunt, our eyes are still the great monopolists of our senses. To taste or touch your enemy or your food, y ...
Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.
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