The sciences have developed in an order the reverse of what might have been expected. What was most remote from ourselves was first brought under the domain of law, and then, gradually, what was nearer: first the heavens, next the earth, then animal and vegetable life, then the human body, and last of all (as yet very imperfectly) the human mind.

Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) English mathematician and philosopher
Religion and Science, ch. 3 (1935)

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