Artifact Quotes (5 quotes)
[To identify ancient sites] The primary requirement is a human skeleton or artifacts that are clearly the work of humans. Next, this evidence must lie in situ within undisturbed geological deposits. The artifacts should be directly associated with stratigraphy. Finally, the minimum age of the site must be determined by a direct link with fossils of known age or with material that has been reliably dated.
Besides science museums, which hold stocks of artifacts, there are science centres which show manufactured models. Everyone knows that the best way to teach science is by doing experiments. Science centres are in effect public science laboratories … that enable the public to try scientific experiments with their own hands.
Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole.
The greatest gift of the essayistic mind: to extract a momentous truth from the most seemingly trivial event or artifact.
There are hidden contradictions in the minds of people who “love Nature” while deploring the “artificialities” with which “Man has spoiled ‘Nature.’” The obvious contradiction lies in their choice of words, which imply that Man and his artifacts are not part of “Nature”—but beavers and their dams are.