...Thoreau's Journal: 02-May-1852

If you would obtain insight, avoid anatomy.


zimdog said...

This entry seems a relative of the previous one on the microscope. If the observer looks from without and in doing so learns what is within, then the observer has observed all. But if the observer studies only from the distanced perspective of the scientist, then what does the observer observe but the visible anatomy of the specimen?

michael jameson said...

when it comes to dealing with people the insightful people know its whats inside that counts! not what the person looks like "anatomy", its their insight and feelings that matter!!, in some ways mankind will not progress, it saddens me. michael jameson oldantiqueguy@hotmail.com