Science Quotes by Emerson M. Pugh (1 quote)
If the brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn't.
— Emerson M. Pugh
Quoted by George E. Pugh, The Biological Origin of Human Values (1978), 154. In a footnote, the author writes that this quote comes from his own father, around 1938. The quote is also widely seen attributed to Lyall Watson (born 1939), for example, by Larry Chang in Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing (2006), 539.