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SCIENTIFIC USE OF THE IMAGINATION. 163

there is no God, as with the theist who professes to know
the mind of God. “Two things,” said Immanuel Kant,
“ fill me with awe: the starry heavens and the sense of
moral responsibility in man.” And in his hours of health
and strength and sanity, when the stroke of action has
ceased and the pause of reflection has set in, the scientific
investigator finds himself overshadowed by the same awe.
Breaking contact with the hampering details of earth, it
associates him with a power which gives fulness and tone
to his existence, but which he can neither analyze nor com~
prehend.

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