Science: Views of Life

When scientists talk about life, whose culmination, so far, is man, they generally stick to material aspects that they know well how to handle. Those scientists who believe that man also has a unique rational element, a soul—and some of them do —do not generally consider it a proper subject for scientific inquiry, although for many of them the basic subject of study is man. Result is that though they are deeply imbued with the ultimate mystery of the universe, they often talk as if man were no more than an animal crowded and...

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