"With me everything turns into mathematics."
"It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well."
"It is truth very certain that, when it is not in one's power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is more probable." -- Rene Descartes
1776-1860. That is not even 100 years. Don't exagerate. Anyway, slavery in the american colonies had become law of the land when a black man in Virginia claimed that he had ownership over another black man, and the judge decided that he was correct. And slavery became legal.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK