Monday, August 29, 2005

The Scientists' Prayer

Remember the Scientists' Prayer, from Arrowsimth (Sinclair Lewis 1925):

God give me unclouded eyes and freedom from haste.

God give me a quiet and relentless anger against all pretense and all pretentious work and all work left slack and unfinished.

God, give me a restlessness whereby I may neither sleep nor accept praise till my observed results equal my claculated results or in pious glee I discover and assault my error.

God, give me the strength not to trust in God!
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