“The world is in a process of development, and … gradually, as advancing knowledge has enabled us to take a sufficiently wide view of the world, we have come to see that it is so.”
The conversations and compromises that laid the foundation for the Constitution
The final installment in a two-part series on ancient and modern theology.
The first installment in a two-part series on ancient and modern theology.
“We are so accustomed to consider language a mark of race that it is difficult to avoid using linguistic epithets in an ethnological sense, and a good deal of confused thinking sometimes results from this.”
“For everybody except the librarian, his position is rather a tantalizing one. In the midst of the great ocean of books, it is ‘water, water, everywhere, and not a drop to drink.’”
“The mediæval belief in werewolves is especially adapted to illustrate the complicated manner in which divers mythical conceptions and misunderstood natural occurrences will combine to generate a long-enduring superstition.”
“We define a myth as, in its origin, an explanation, by the uncivilized mind, of some natural phenomenon.”