Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"We are not all equal in endowment, and we do not enter the world as blank slates, but most deficiencies can be mediated to a considerable degree, and the palling effect of biological determinism defines its greatest tragedy--for if we give up (because we accept the doctrine of immutable inborn limits), but could have helped, then we have committed the most grievous error of chaining the human spirit."

--Stephen Jay Gould, The Mismeasure of Man

1 comment:

Mom said...

Oooo, I like that. Thanks!