. . .the thinkers who reared this dazzling structure of the new science were more and more puzzled to understand the mind that had produced it. In the three and a half centuries since modern science entered the world, we have added immeasurably to our knowledge of physcial nature, in scope, depth, and subtlety. But our understanding of human consciousness in this time has become more fragmentary and bizarre, until at present we seem in danger of losing any intelligent grasp of the human mind altogether.
William Barrett, Death of the Soul
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