Embodying Quotes (2 quotes)
Mans history has been graven on the rock of Egypt, stamped on the brick of Assyria, enshrined in the marble of the Parthenonit rises before us a majestic presence in the piled up arches of the Coliseumit lurks an unsuspected treasure amid the oblivious dust of archives and monasteriesit is embodied in all the looms of religions, of races, of families.
This ability to incorporate the past gives the sharpest diagnostic tool, if one asks whether a body of knowledge is a science or not. Do present practitioners have to go back to an original work of the past? Or has it been incorporated? Science is cumulative, and embodies its past.