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They express a rare and almost unknown aspect of ourselves. Among those unadapted are the feeble-minded. Can the ‘science of aoexis lead to his renovation?

How can this be done? Berghahn Books, Oxford unkhown, p. By making the strong still stronger, we could effectively help the weak; For the herd always profits by the ideas and inventions of the elite. It inspires all great advert tures. And its chromosomes, which have also lost half of their substance, unite with those of the ovum.

The father and the mother contribute in equal proportions to the formation of the nucleus of the ovum, which engenders every cell of the new organism. By making the strong still stronger, we could effectively help the weak.

We have mentioned how, by constructing proper reflexes in a child, one may prepare that child to face certain situations advantageously. He has considered man as the sum oi me observations and ex- periences of all times and of all countries. They use it without effort and in a spontaneous fashion. Or among peasants living on the same spot for centuries.

Its nucleus has already undergone an important change. The social ascent of those who possess the best organs and the best minds should be aided. Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, customize your interests, and more.


These agencies can be divided into two classes: While the mother th her child with the elements from which its tissues are con- structed, she receives certain substances secreted by the em- bryonic organs.

At the time of menstruation the cyst con- taining the ovum bursts.

In a word, children must be con- ditioned. However, the Department of Psychology of Duke University has undertaken some valuable metaphysical researches under the direction of Dr. In democratic countries progress has to come Trom private in itiativ e.

But they do not fight. We have already mentioned that the growth of other mental activities, such as moral, aesthetic, and religious senses, is independent of intelligence and for- MAN, THE UNKNOWN tive, the gentle, the weak, the lonely, those who love beauty, who look for other things than money, whose sensi- bility does not stand the struggle of modern life.

Women should receive a higher education, not in order to become zlexis, lawyers, or professors, but to rear their offspring to be valuable human beings. The aptitude for improvising a fitting response to all situations depends on precise qualities of the nervous system, the organs, and the mind.

But society is not plastic.

ALEXIS CARREL Man the Unknown

The shor- ter life of the ovaries gives the ageing woman great 1 inferior- ity to man, whose testicles remain active until extreme old age. But the mother gives also, in addition to half its nuclear substance, all the protoplasm sur- rounding the nucleus. Physical pain t and hardship are easily supported it they accompany the success of. They become factory workers, pro- letarians.

He has used in this chap- ter the knowledge that he has acquired himself, and not the opinion of others. His presence in the prodigious void of the intersidereal spaces is totally negligible. Individuals of this type should be given, instead of the inimical conditions of modern society, an environment more appropriate to the growth and utiliza- tion of their specific qualities.


But the world of Dante, Emer- son, Bergson, or G. The beauty of the universe will necessarily grow with the strength of our organic and psychological activities.

We must single out the children who are endowed with high potentialities, and develop them as completely as possible. It is pos- sible also that the offspring of the great criminals who had imagination, courage, and judgment, of the heroes of the French or Russian Revolutions, of the high-handed business men who live among us, might be excellent building-stones for an enterprising minority.

When he is only a unit in a school he remains thw plete. BuTtKe jtruggl e will be harder because th e as the habit: In short, the members of these communities renounced the ordinary forms of existence.

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Therefore, a being of partly foreign origin has taken up its abode in the woman’s body. The democratic prin- ciple has contributed to the collapse of civilization in oppos- ing the development of an 61ite. The others are only nameless grains of dust. He does not pretend t o deal with things th at lie out- the fielcl of scientific observation. The only way to obviate the disastrous predominance of the weak is to develop the strong. These techniques have enabled him simultaneously to give his attention to several subjects.

Marriage must cease being only a temporary union.