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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 20



There is no distinction with us in the nature of truth, no such division as human and divine truths. The knowledge of God, of the Earth, of man, and the facts or laws of the universe, are alike from one source, and of one harmonious origin; all science is from one root, and all true knowledge of it is obtained by one method—investigation.

The universal belief of a principle does not prove its truth, free investigation by intelligent minds in the pursuit of knowledge has overturned many of the time-honored beliefs of mankind; which fact serves to teach us modesty' and points to progress.

We look upon no religious system ever invented by man as being utterly alse; all possess more or less good according to the genius and habits of the people from whom they emanated, or by whom they were adopted and professed.