28 December 2009

He Said It: Darwin

"It has often and confidently been asserted, that man's origin can never be known; but ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science." --Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex (1871), "Introduction"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

But what in Truth & Reality IS man altogether?

This reference points out that ALL of our usual definitions are "profoundly" reductionist.