THE aims of all science are two: first, to understand the nature of man and of the universe in which mankind live; secondly, to obtain through this understanding conscious control over his surroundings. The first aim, to learn the truth about all things, is really the primary object of scientific study; but perhaps the stronger motive behind the vast modern development of scientific research is the realization that only as man understands himself and his surroundings can he hope to master and control them.
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