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A drunkard is one thing, and a temperate man is quite another.
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A man of science is responsible for the accuracy of his observations and of his inferences, not for the results which may follow therefrom.
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Before the discovery of agriculture mankind was everywhere so divided, the size of each group being determined by the natural fertility of its locality.
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But it is under compulsion rather than by an act of free will that civilized man has accepted the discipline of sexual control.
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Christianity has not conquered nationalism; the opposite has been the case nationalism has made Christianity its footstool.
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Civilization never stands still; if in one country it is falling back, in another it is changing, evolving, becoming more complicated, bringing fresh experience to body and mind, breeding new desires, and exploiting Nature's cupboard for their satisfaction.
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Civilization seeks to suppress all those primitive instincts in man which formed the main part of the machinery of his evolution in earlier times.
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Civilization, we shall find, like Universalism and Christianity, is anti evolutionary in its effects; it works against the laws and conditions which regulated the earlier stages of man's ascent.
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Force and fear are the driving power behind this regional kind of Universalism. Love and brotherhood have had no part in its spread.
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Good men, whether they be Christians or rationalists, do not desire to discriminate between races, but the distinctions implanted by Nature are too conspicuous to escape the observation of our senses.
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Human nature, as manifested in tribalism and nationalism, provides the momentum of the machinery of human evolution.
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I am a rank individualist.
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I prize the conditions under which I have lived because they have permitted me to choose my opportunities, to inquire into such matters as interested me, and to publish what I believed to be true, uncontrolled by any central authority.
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If we bring in a world wide Universalism, we destroy Nature's scheme of evolution; a fatally new order of things is introduced.
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In a tribal organization, even in time of peace, service to tribe or state predominates over all self seeking; in war, service for the tribe or state becomes supreme, and personal liberty is suspended.
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In common with my fellow scientists in Britain, I am convinced that any central control of scientific or other form of inquiry would hamper the increase of knowledge, the progress of civilization, and ultimately the evolutionary power and place of the nation to which we belong.
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In every man there is an instinctive and passionate reaction if his person or liberty is attacked.
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It is just because civilization is ever evolving, changing, and becoming more complicated, that experts find it so difficult to define it in explicit terms.
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Man is by nature competitive, combative, ambitious, jealous, envious, and vengeful.
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My personal conviction is that science is concerned wholly with truth, not with ethics.
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No tribe unites with another of its own free will.
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Nowhere is Universalism welcomed and encouraged by a people; everywhere governments have forced and are forcing Universalism upon unwilling and resistant subjects.
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Reason has not tamed desire: it is as strong as ever.
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The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward a civilized life.
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The main force used in the evolving world of humanity has hitherto been applied in the form of war.
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The proper balance between individual liberty and central authority is a very ancient problem.
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There are the further difficulties of building a population out of a diversity of races, each at a different stage of cultural evolution, some in need of restraint, many in need of protection; everywhere a bewildering Babel of tongues.
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There are very few men and women in whom a Universalist feeling is altogether lacking; its prevalence suggests that it must be part of our inborn nature and have a place in Nature's scheme of evolution.
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There is no way of getting rid of war save one, and that is to rid human nature of the sanctions imposed on it by the law of evolution.
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Thus I hold that individual liberties, so long as they do not endanger the unity and welfare of the community or tribe, have an evolutionary value.
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Thus we see that tribal life is inimical to personal freedom; it favors tradition, convention, and conservatism.
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Tolerance is held to be a condition of mind which is encouraged by, and is necessary for, civilization.
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Tribal life comes automatically to an end when a primitive people begins to live in a town or a city, for sooner or later a tribal organization is found to be incompatible with life in a city.
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Under no stretch of imagination can war be regarded as an ethical process; yet war, force, terror, and propaganda were the evolutionary means employed to weld the German people into a tribal whole.
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Universalism as an ideal is as old as nay, is probably much more ancient than the Christian ideal.
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We shall never understand the ethical system taught by Jesus unless we realize that he was a Jew, not only by birth, but that he lived and taught as a Jew; the Sermon on the Mount was addressed to his distracted fellow nationals.
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Whichever theory we adopt to give a rational explanation of human existence, that theory must take into account and explain the mental nature we see at work in all modern communities.
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