"False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science,

  • Hans Moller, "False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, , 1954, gouache on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.217

Title
"False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for everyone takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness; and when this is done, one path towards error is closed and the road to truth is often at the same time opened."--Charles Darwin on false facts vs. false views, The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, 1871. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artist
Date
1954
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 14 7/8 x 10 1/8 in. (37.8 x 25.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
gouache on paperboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
1984.124.217
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