A Treasury of Science by Harlow Shapley, Samuel Rapport, Helen Wright

By Harlow Shapley, Samuel Rapport, Helen Wright


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Why don't they all change alike? Which is the original form? Which way do these changes run, or from which point do they run both ways? Until those questions can be answered we cannot even guess at the form of the mother tongue from which these languages diverged, and at that point all investigation halts. Are these J(s in Quiche pronounced even faintly unlike? I noticed no difference between the two in Kanhobal, but then I wasn't listening for it. I wished someone properly equipped would go and listen to the Quiche Indians, and wondered if I could talk the University into giving me money enough to do so.

With me. Just consider a quite uncivilized Indian, whether his experience is less rich and happy than that of the average civilized So it is hardly think so. " man. I does this magnificent applied science, which saves work and easier, bring us so little happiness? The simple answer because we have not yet learned to make a sensible use of it. Why makes runs life In war, it serves that we may poison and mutilate each other. In peace it has made our lives hurried and uncertain. Instead of freeing us in great measure from slaves of machinery, spiritually exhausting labor, who long day's work with disgust, poor it has made men into most part complete their monotonous and must continually tremble for their for the rations.

Hence you have the scientific that which I hypothesis; and with which its value will be proportionate to the care and completeness basis has been tested and verified. It is in these matters as in its commonest affairs of practical life: the guess of the fool will be folly, while the guess of the wise man will contain wisdom. In all cases, you see that the value of the result depends on the patience and faithfulness with the which the investigator applies verification. . to his hypothesis every possible kind of .

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