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" ... gravity, and give them absolute levity, for the sake of easy transport. Agriculture may diminish its labor and double its produce: all diseases may by sure means be prevented or cured (not excepting even that of old age), and our lives lengthened... "
The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and Historical ... - Seite 416
von Benjamin Franklin, Jared Sparks - 1840
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The Study of the Future: An Introduction to the Art and Science of ...

Edward Cornish - 1977 - 307 Seiten
...lives lengthened at pleasure even beyond the antediluvian standard. 0 that moral science were in a fair way of improvement, that men would cease to be wolves...length learn what they now improperly call humanity. Franklin's letter was hardly more than a momentary excursion into forecasting, but a few years later...
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Die Bewertung des technischen Fortschritts: e. systemat. Übers. d ..., Band 2

Johan Hendrik Jacob van der Pot - 1985 - 707 Seiten
...even that of old age, and our lives lengthened at pleasure even beyond the antediluvian standard. О that moral science were in as fair a way of improvement,...length learn what they now improperly call humanity!" (Works, VII, 8). Einen Hinweis darauf, dass unsere Einsicht oft hinter unserer Macht zurückbleibt,...
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The Individual, Society, and Education: A History of American Educational Ideas

Clarence J. Karier - 1986 - 459 Seiten
...imagine the Height to which may be carried, in a thousand years, the Power of Man over Matter. ... O that moral Science were in as fair a way of Improvement,...would at length learn what they now improperly call Humanity!34 Concerned about the improvement of the human condition, Franklin, in his Proposals Relating...
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The Comparative Approach to American History

C. Vann Woodward - 1997 - 384 Seiten
...Science were in as fair a way of Improvement, that Men would cease to be Wolves to one another, and the human Beings would at length learn what they now improperly call Humanity!" But this wistful qualification, this distinction between material and moral progress, was a commonplace...
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Benjamin Franklin and His Gods

Kerry S. Walters - 1999 - 213 Seiten
...be carried, in a thousand years, the Power of Man over Matter." But he more pessimistically added, "O that moral Science were in as fair a way of Improvement,...length learn what they now improperly call Humanity!" 16 Franklin frequently expressed his doubts about the moral fiber of humankind. His pessimism stemmed...
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Recovering Benjamin Franklin: An Exploration of a Life of Science and Service

James Campbell - 1999 - 302 Seiten
...was that our "moral Science" could be developed and improved, perhaps even so far that we could hope "that Men would cease to be Wolves to one another,...length learn what they now improperly call Humanity" (31:456). Included in another contemporary letter was the call for "the Discovery of a Plan; that would...
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Futuring: The Exploration of the Future

Edward Cornish - 2004 - 313 Seiten
...lives lengthened at pleasure even beyond the antediluvian standard. O that moral science were in a fair way of improvement, that men would cease to be wolves...length learn what they now improperly call humanity. Franklin's letter was only a momentary excursion into anticipating what might happen in the future,...
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Franklin: The Autobiography and Other Writings on Politics, Economics, and ...

Benjamin Franklin, Alan Houston - 2004 - 381 Seiten
...were in as fair a Way of Improvemeut, that Men would cease to he Wolves to one another, and that buman Beings would at length learn what they now improperly...Humanity. I am glad my little Paper on the Aurora Borealis pleas'd. If it should oecasion farther Enquiry, and so produce a hetter Hypothesis, it will not he...
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The Faiths of Our Fathers: What America's Founders Really Believed

Alf J. Mapp - 2005 - 184 Seiten
...Franklin said: The rapid progress true science now makes occasions my regret sometimes that I was born too soon. It is impossible to imagine the height to which...length learn what they now improperly call humanity. Again Aldridge's observations are pertinent. He reminds us, "In his autobiography [Franklin] remarked...
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Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies ...

Joel Garreau - 2005 - 256 Seiten
...even that of old age), and our lives lengthened at pleasure, even beyond the antediluvian standard. Oh that moral science were in as fair a way of improvement,...length learn what they now improperly call humanity." If wresting power from the gods and seeking to transcend the human condition is fundamental to who...
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