Language, being a means of communication, is a collective product. It is invented not by isolated individuals but by people in groups to express to each other common impressions of external nature, and their relations to it and to each other. It is the mass of the people through whom language has had a continuous, evolving history. Literature and science have flowered from this substratum and must continue to draw their life from this soil.

For a few hundred years modern sicence has had also a separate life of its own. It has also evolved within itself, while interacting with...

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