"As the new Darwinian orthodoxy swept through Europe, its most brilliant opponent, the aging embryologist Karl Ernst von Baer, remarked with bitter irony that every triumphant theory passes through three stages: first it is dismissed as untrue; then it is rejected as contrary to religion; finally, it is accepted as dogma and each scientist claims that he long appreciated its truth." -Stephen Jay Gould
"Sigmund Freud examined the agonizing dilemma of human social life. We are by nature selfish and aggressive, yet any successful civilization demands that we suppress our biological inclinations and act altruistically for common good and harmony. Freud argued further that as civilizations become increasingly complex and "modern," we must renounce more and more of our innate selves. This we do imperfectly, with guilt, pain, and hardship; the price of civilization is individual suffering." -Stephen Jay Gould
Be good to each other,
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