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Page 13 - ... the broad coincidence of Daoism with the modern scientific outlook in its insistence on the littleness of man in a vast universe; the inhuman Tao which all things follow, without purpose and indifferent to human needs: the transience of life; the impossibility of knowing what comes after death; the unending change in which the possibility of progress is not even conceived; the relativity of values; a fatalism close to determinism, even a suggestion that the human organism operates like a machine.