Shortcomings of science

October 19, 2011

You are a clever man, friend John. You reason well, and your wit is bold, but you are too prejudiced. You do not let your eyes see nor your ears hear, and that which is outside your daily life is not of account to you. Do you not think that there are things which you cannot understand, and yet which are, that some people see things that others cannot?

Ah it is the fault of our science that it wants to explain all; and if it explain not, then it says there is nothing to explain.

– character of Van Helsing in the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker, first published in 1897.


2 Responses to “Shortcomings of science”

  1. Brenda said

    I really like this,Shawn. It is a hard thing for most to leave the comfort zone of their own lives and what they believe in order to see that things are sometimes not as we think.
    This from one of my favorite books and movies!

  2. Suze said

    A beautiful October post.

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