Quote for June 2014

"You could give Aristotle a tutorial.
And you could thrill him to the core of his being.
Aristotle was an encyclopaedic polymath,
an all time intellect.

Yet not only can you know more than him about the world.
You also can have a deeper understanding
of how everything works. Such is the privilege of living after
Newton, Darwin, Einstein, Planck, Watson, Crick and their colleagues.

I'm not saying you're more intelligent than Aristotle,
or wiser. For all I know, Aristotle's the cleverest person
who ever lived. That's not the point.
The point is only that science is cumulative, and we live later."

~ Richard Dawkins

[Without memory and the ability to pass on knowledge we would never progress and science would not exist.]


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