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
"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.
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sheet: 14 7/8 x 10 1/8 in. (37.8 x 25.7 cm)
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Gift of Container Corporation of America
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