terça-feira, 14 de agosto de 2012

Culture x science

If Homer and Aeschylus had not existed, if Dante and Shakespeare had not written a line, if Bach and Beethoven had been silent, the daily life of most people in the present day would have been much what it is. But if Pythagoras and Galileo and James Watt had not existed, the daily life, not only of Western Europeans and Americans but of Indian, Russian and Chinese peasants, would be profoundly different from what it is.
- Bertrand Russell, on receiving the Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science, at UNESCO Headquarters on 28 January 1958.
Well. Kinda.

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