Universal knowledge

We have inherited from our forefathers the keen longing for unified, all-embracing knowledge.

We feel clearly that we are only now beginning to acquire reliable material for welding together the sum total of all that is known into a whole;

I can see no other escape from this dilemma than that some of us should venture to embark on a synthesis of facts and theories, albeit with second-hand and incomplete knowledge of some of them—and at the risk of making fools of ourselves.

1. Schrödinger E. What is life? The Physical Aspect of the Living Cell. February 1943. http://libarch.nmu.org.ua/bitstream/handle/GenofondUA/7717/45433b74d43c9b573f78d5f16a9b5f8f.pdf?sequence=1. Accessed July 5, 2017.