Friday, December 17, 2021

The More We Know

Fortunately science, like that nature to which it belongs, is neither limited by time nor by space.  It belongs to the world, and is of no country and of no age.  The more we know, the more we feel our ignorance; the more we feel how much remains unknown; and in philosophy, the sentiment of the Macedonian hero can never apply, -- there are always new worlds to conquer.

-- Sir Humphry Davy (17 December 1778 - 29 May 1829), Cornish chemist who discovered several chemical elements and studied the human body's response to electricity, discourse Delivered at the Royal Society (30 November 1825), published in The Edinburgh Review Or Critical Journal (October 1827)

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