The conceit that accompanied early discoveries of modern...

Chicago Journal

The conceit that accompanied early discoveries of modern science has given place, as discovery has followed discovery, to an awed humility. Ten years ago the scientist, thinking himself securely seated on the atom, denied the further divisibility of matter and proclaimed its indestructibility. To-day, with radium pounding at the stars, through ions and electrons, he admits, not merely that matter may be infinitely divisible, but even that it may be there is no such thing as matter, but only force.

In brief, science believes that the universe is alive with eternal life: and not only the universe. but every smallest part of it. Therefore we may believe that death does not end all, for there is no death. As Maeterlinck beautifully says, it is only "a bend in the road, hiding its further course from our view."

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