To the Fellows and Staff 1964-5 at the Centre for Advanced Study in the Behavioural Sciences
Proverbs IX, I, says that the house of wisdom rests on seven pillars, but unfortunately does not name them. The citadel of orthodoxy which the sciences of life have built in the first half of our century rests on a number of impressive pillars, some of which are beginning to show cracks and to reveal themselves as monumental superstitions.
Phylogeny is a sequence of ontogenies.
What we expect from it, however, is not eternal life, nor the transformation of base metal into gold, but the transformation of homo maniacus into homo sapiens. When man decides to take his fate into his own hands, then that possibility will be within reach.