A Quote

“The chemical or physical inventor is always a Prometheus. There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god. But if every physical and chemical invention is a blasphemy, every biological invention is a perversion. There is hardly one which, on first being brought to the notice of an observer from any nation which has not previously heard of their existence, would not appear to him as indecent and unnatural.”

– – From Daedalus, or, Science and the Future, by J.B.S. Haldane, 1923.

A transcription of the entire work, a talk given by Haldane at Cambridge, may be found here.

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