H. G. Wells on science and humility

“It is this sense of unfathomable reality to which not only life but all present being is but a surface, it is this realization “of the gulf beneath all seeming and of the silence above all sounds,” which makes a modern mind impatient with the tricks and subterfuges of those ghost-haunted apologists who are continually asserting and clamouring that science is dogmatic—with would-be dogmas that are forever being overthrown. They try to degrade science to their own level. But she has never pretended to that finality which is the quality of religious dogmas.” — H.G. Wells in “Science and Ultimate Truth”

Also, am I the only one who always confused George Orwell, H. G. Wells, and Orson Welles?


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