Man as Necessary Agent of the Cosmos

The great biologist and public intellectual Julian Huxley insisted that human learning was of cosmic significance:

“It is thus part of man’s destiny to be the necessary agent of the cosmos in understanding more of itself, in bearing witness to its wonder, beauty, and interest, in creating new aids to and mechanisms for existence, in experiencing itself, and so introducing the cosmos to more new and more valuable experiences”

New Bottles for New Wine (1957).

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