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SCIE can doubt that the stock of knowledge possessed by the human race a t large is rapidly increasing, and will continue to do so. But in the second we meet with several difficulties. If, as Dr. Paul Cams says, metaphysics is " a disease of ph~losophy" and devoid of value, its decreased influence in the world of thought would seem to indicate a progress of the human mind in the direofion of healthv and fruitful activities. But the fact that all science presupposes certain metaphysicaldoi:10.1126/science.ns-18.457.260 pmid:17777216 fatcat:m6cvkjjla5dwrhv4p66vxdowda