A History of Science, Volume 1
Should the story that is about to be unfolded be found to lack interest the writers must stand convicted of unpardonable lack of art. Nothing but dulness in the telling could mar the story for in itself it is the record of the growth of those ideas that have made our race and its civilization what they are; of ideas instinct with human interest vital with meaning for our race; fundamental in their influence on human development; part and parcel of the mechanism of human thought on the one hand and of practical civilization on the other. (Excerpt)
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