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A body of work such as Pasteurs is inconceivable in our time: no man would be given a chance to create a whole science. Nowadays a path is scarcely opened up when the crowd begins to pour in.
Generations to come, it may be, will scarcely believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.
Most American citizens think that life without the telephone is scarcely worth living. The American public telephone system is therefore enormous. Moreover the system belongs to an organization, the Bell companies, which can both control it and make the equipment needed. There is no surer way of getting efficient functional design than having equipment designed by an organization which is going to have to use it. Humans who would have to live with their own mistakes tend to think twice and to make fewer mistakes.
Scarcely anyone who comprehends this theory can escape its magic.
The Animal and Vegetable Kingdoms are to nearly joind, that if you will take the lowest of one, and the highest of the other, there will scarce be perceived any great difference between them.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors, so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.
The operations of the universe are unlimited, and in the great book of nature, man has scarcely read more than the title page or the preface.