General Interest Article
In order to understand a government at any stage of its existence it is necessary to understand how it came to be, what were its antecedents and under what conditions it was developed. In short its inheritance and its environment must he known. No complete understanding of present day civilization is possible without a knowledge of the civilization of the "Men of the Old Stone Age" and of the various phases of man's attempts, failures and successes, between these two stages. In other words the master anatomist and physiologist must be an embryologist. To comprehend and understand the completed structure thoroughly necessitates a knowledge of its beginning and of its progress toward completion, whether the structure be a battleship, a government or a science.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1918 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Ross, L. S.
"The President's Address - Does the History of Science Have a Place in the College Curriculum?,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 25(1), 33-38.
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