Modern biology

"There is one special feature of modern biology, a feature that is itself a cardinal premise of modern science altogether, that seems to be both most powerful in yielding new knowledge of biological events and, at the same time, most untrue to life: the principle of objectification. Understanding this fact is the intellectual key to understanding the gulf between scientific knowledge and the world it purports to capture and explain."

Leon Kass, "Permanent Tensions, Transcendent Prospects"