Carl L. Becker Quote

It is one of the engaging ironies of modern thought that the scientific method, which it was once fondly hoped would banish mystery from the world, leaves it every day more inexplicable.


The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth Century Philosophers, Chapter I (p. 24), Yale University Press. 1932

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It is one of the engaging ironies of modern thought that the scientific method, which it was once fondly hoped would banish mystery from the world,...

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It is one of the engaging ironies of modern thought that the scientific method, which it was once fondly hoped would banish mystery from the world,...

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It is one of the engaging ironies of modern thought that the scientific method, which it was once fondly hoped would banish mystery from the world,...

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It is one of the engaging ironies of modern thought that the scientific method, which it was once fondly hoped would banish mystery from the world,...