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Apollo's Laboratory

The human and godly forms of antiquity, surrounded by undying magic; the stories and legends of the Mediterranean peoples, in which almost all beauty and goodness are rooted; the mental exchanges of classical society, indispensable to the natural sciences and from which favored men have risen to almost unequaled heights: these are the thing whose penetration of young people's minds offers the surest cure in the struggle against neobarbarism, whose iron arm now holds us loosely, but whose grip will almost certainly tighten. May Hellenism keep Americanism far from our borders!

Emil Du Bois-Reymond 1877

Reference: Dierig, Sven. 2002. Apollo's Laboratory.. The Virtual Laboratory (ISSN 1866-4784), http://vlp.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/references?id=art8&page=p0002